This term comes from my 15 year old and I felt it very fitting to describe how Saturdays Marquis de Sade Ride went.
I knew going into to this event that the 82 mile course with well over 6000 feet of climbing would be wicked nasty. My goal was to make it as far as I could and shorten the route if possible. Mainly I wanted to push my limits in a new direction and tap into some needed courage to roll out with this crowd.
After only a mile or two the climbing began and it was serious right out of the gate. Three levels of climbs would then drop us down one of the steepest descents I have ever ridden. Not only did the road drop but add a curve and a STOP sign and this would have me gripping on for dear life.
I managed to pull myself together and settled into more climbing and riding to end with a total of 37 miles. Sick, Nasty…. BUT thrilled to have completed what I did.
Sunday would be my redeeming day as I headed out with 5 other riders. Never have I embraced and been so thankful for rolling hills instead of steep mountain climbs. The ride was fantastic and the weather was perfect. There were parts that we pushed the pace and rode in a single line and parts that we rode 2 by 2. We rolled back in the park with dead on 71 miles of riding. LOVED IT and felt great!!
I did manage a few chores and you all will be relieved to know that I went grocery shopping so we have food now…lol!
Could not have asked for a better weekend!