Saturday, February 23, 2008

Alpine Dam Loop

I am happy to say that I successfully beat the big storm this morning on my ride around the Alpine Dam Loop. Starting from home, I rode north across the Golden Gate Bridge, through Sausalito and eventually to Fairfax. That is where the first big climb begins, lasting about 4-5 miles. There is a rolling descent down to the Alpine Dam, and then a steady and steep climb through the redwoods up to Ridgecrest. There, you think the climbing is over but the fun is just beginning as you climb all of the 7 Sisters (which are sometimes given less polite names). Finally at the top, I endured a freezing descent back down to Mill Valley and made my way home as quickly as possible. The BG's behaved better today and I actually had low blood sugar coming out of Sausalito, a little unexpected since I've been battling highs for the past few weeks. I felt a hunger pang 20 minutes before, which is sometimes a clue that my blood sugar is dropping or already low. After a warm shower and a big bowl of oatmeal, I am ready for a nap.

Looking back on Sister #6. Or is it #5? I always lose track after the first 3.


Stinson Beach? From Ridgecrest.

3 comments:

Shane and Becca said...

Great motivation to ride fast, I would say. Someday we, as sisters, should ride the 7 sisters together.

k2 said...

YOU Rock - low BS or not!
how Animas pump? I'm seriously considering the 20/20 as my next pump du jour!
Kelly K

Wingman said...

Gorgeous pictures! Your rides are so much better out there than what we have. Plus, I don't want to hear about your "freezing" decent after my 18 mile run in 30 degre temps on Sunday :) - wimp ;).