John came over for a couple of days and brought his 29er with him. He wanted to ride the Hucklebeary Epic course with me. Last Wednesday I mentioned riding the course to Glen and he came along too. The course is marked so there's plenty of time for people to try before they buy. The high-60s temp was a relief from the heat wave, but that son went away once we got cranking on some climbs. The the long descent on the backside of the route felt great.The long climb back up, not so much. Any time we stopped we were swarmed by bugs. So we didn't stop very often. On the steeper climbs the bugs could keep up with us, which made me climb even faster trying to get away. It didn't help any but I got up Moose Meadows quicker than last time.
John's obligatory I-rode-Mt-Spokane photo.
Screen capture from the GoPro makes it look like we were racing.