I never met a hill that I couldn’t finish. Until today. Today’s ride took me to Naramata and up Chute Lake Rd. There’s a resort up there and a lake of course and it turns into a logging road.
This has been my hardest ride to date. My goal was to make it to the part of the road where it turns to gravel. I had no idea exactly how far up this was. After climbing and climbing for a couple km, I reach a sign that says 8km (windy road symbol). Fuuuuuuck I think. I don’t think that I can make it up another 8km. I stopped. Ate a bit, drank a bit, pondered a bit. If you don’t man up and keep going up, what I thought was another 8km, you’ll have to come back again and reach this goal and do alllllll of that climbing that you’ve already done, again. Barf.
So I kept going. I am SO happy that I did as soon enough there was the gravel road! Fuck yeah!
Lesson, persevere and you will meet you goal. What a piss off it would have been to have attempted that ride another time and get to the same point and to then realize how close I was the last time! haha