|Hitting first dirt on Hoosac Road|
|Climbing Bug Hill Road|
What the 180 km had in abundance was a lot of serious climbs (and fast descents). I like to print out the elevation profile for these long rides and clip it to my handlebars (instead of a cue sheet). I think there are Garmin devices that could give me the same information about the duration and steepness ofthe climbs (in real time no less) -- but I find having the paper version prepares me mentally for what is ahead. Here is what the 180 km profile looks like:
I'm already looking forward to D2R2 next year!