Hmmm, I suppose I should report on my 28 C's Kelven ride. I'm not going to go too deep on this one as my Sunday got blown to pieces thanks to a car that broke down for my wife while I was riding Saturday. So, the car got more attention than you will I am afraid fair readers. I will put up all my pictures though.
I officially started right at 4:30 from the convenience store across from Albertsons since the big A wasn't opened yet. Temps were in mid 50's pretty much perfect. They did get a bit cooler out towards Superior but not much. It was pretty much a perfect morning to do this ride. Winds were light and really not much of an issue the whole day.
I brought some tunes to help pass the time and noticed the miles just seemed to fly by. Us 60 was not too busy and I think they have repaved the shoulders on the way out since I rode this last as I recall it being a much more painful affair in the past.
|So what ya wanna do? I dunno, what you wanna do? Let's not start that again!|
Managed to drag my overweight keister, 3 full water bottles, and packed oversized seatpack up over the Superior side of the End of the World hill and all it's 10%+ glory. Whew! Need to lose a few pounds.
|The End of the World!|
Stopped to pump up tires and mix some drink at start of pavement again. No crazy headwind this time heading down to Florence. Made it by 11:30. Looks like a beach town with everyone in bikini's and absurdly short jeans, looks like a Daisy Duke meets Sports Illustrated Swimsuit style convention. Could swear there was a river or lake nearby by the way everyone is dressed at Gas Station and Sonic. Weird.
12:00 finally off after the really slow service at Sonic finally got me two big waters and an ice cream cone. Mistake-ice cream cone had some preservative or something that caused strange pain like I get when I eat Honey Buns. Kind of a gotta pee someone kicked you in the marble sack type pain. I think part of this was due to dehydration but I think I'm going to avoid sonic ice cream in the future. I should have downed the rest of the second water while I was there but didn't. That was my second mistake.
|Steep start of Florence Kelvin Highway 14%!|
|Woo hoo! At the top of the huge hill!|