I tried to ride up Underwood Road again today. Bad mistake! My riding has tailed off a little lately so I suspect I’ve lost some conditioning since the last time I attempted this ride. Plus, I started my ride around 2PM, during the peak sun and temperature time of the day.

I bonked. Hit the wall. Crashed hard.

I made it perhaps halfway up the main climb before needing to stop. My heart rate monitor spiked at 174. I was spent. I did not even think about walking and riding up the remainder of the climb; instead I turned around and headed home. [View Route]

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