Ride Santa Barbara 100, a climb too far

Well, I actually tried the RIDESB100 this weekend. There where four routes: 39 miles, 100 km, 100 km with Gibraltar, and the century. I did not finish the ride. At around 43 miles and two miles to the top of Gibraltar, my legs gave out. The last climb before the top was just a killer. The final climb before the top was too much. At two miles away from the top, I just did not want to do the last climb. Also, my bike decided that it would not go into the lowest gear.

What I learned:

  • Have my bike checked out before the ride.

  • Have two water bottles on the bike.

  • Have some hydration tablets to put in the water.

  • Have some sort of concentrated calories that is easy to fit in the jersey pocket.



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