Saturday, July 10, 2010


All week I've been doubting if I could do this ride in Boulder. Although I've done the first 6ish miles of this ride last year, I kept doubting that I could do the rest. It looked like much climbing, the downhill looked great but that climb! Could I do it? I kept telling myself that once I passed Neva Rd I could turn at Nelson if it seemed to hard. If I was doing ok I would continue on to St Vrain Rd. I passed Neva and kept waiting for it to get difficult, and kept waiting and waiting....What? I'm at St. Vrain already? Where was the hard part?

I love the Boulder views.

If I had to pick hard parts I would say it was the first 6 miles as you slowly climb up. I altered this route some by starting in a different location and cutting back over to 65th/63rd instead of going all the way down 75th. I would say that the last part on 63rd was a little rough but not bad and certainly not to a point where I didn't think I could do it. Now here is a the elevation view from my ride.

Doesn't look near as scary does it? The difference between 50' and 200' increments makes a big difference.

Believe in yourself, you can do more then you think.


Diana said...

Nice quote Julie! And so very true! It's great when we finally stop trying to impress others and worry about impressing ourselves!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Great post! Congrats!

Kathleen said...

Good for you! I can tell you that 63rd is tougher then 75th street :)

Tea said...

So....does that mean you are training for a particular race that takes place in Boulder in the future? Hmmmm?