Ride: Dallas Road to View Royal
Date: March 22
A mid-week ride on a nice Wednesday before the cold front arrives. I felt really good after riding the previous Saturday so I headed out at my normal riding speed. In fact, I was going around 5K faster that usual up the Goose to the Swing bridge. Sort of pushing it. I realized when I hit the bridge that I had nothing left in the tank. It's a short, steep climb and I usually just blast up it in a big gear. Not today. I ended up spinning a tiny gear to the top and was pooped. I should have turned around...but of course I didn't. Out the Goose to the bridge of the Trans-Canada Hwy and down to Portage Park. The problem with descending to sea level is that you have to climb back up again. Wow. I realized that I had bonked. I had no food with me so it was a long ride back home with no energy. Lesson learned.