Went to Marquette today to ride the north trails. For some reason I was thinking they are easier than the south trails. Ugh, perhaps not. Actually, I rode 3-4 more miles today than usual; so that probably had something to do with it.
I knew what route I wanted to take, so I headed out. It was a little interesting since I had never gone on a lot of it previously, but it was good.
On the way back, I knew I had to get on the Penstock trail; so I did. I eventually got there.
Problem was that was down by the river. That meant a lot of climbing to get back up to elevation. It's not a long climb, just mostly UP! I'll be honest, I walked a lot. I was quite a way into my day, so I was getting tired.
I got to the Blue Heron trail, and that was good. Then THAT trail started going up. Ugh, I didn't remember that much up! By the time I was getting to the end of the Blue Heron trail, my ass was really draggin'. I had already eaten my half a Cliff bar, so I started on my Skratch Labs bar. Ginger and miso; cannot recommend it. So I found this for a distraction.
I got to the last half mile of my ride and decided to stay on the gravel road. More uphill!! I ended up walking a little bit. Ugh. I smiled when I saw my truck. I love my truck.
I went to the Y for a shower and then to Vango's for supper.
Now I'm super tired and would like to go to sleep. Thank you for reading. Nighty night.