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Struggled my way up Emigration Canyon today … didn’t have the legs or lungs to make it to Little Mountain Summit, but did make it to the Pinecrest turn-off at the first switchback. I had to mentally break the climb down into segments to keep myself from bailing early and just turning around.

First goal, Ruth’s Diner. Second goal, fire station. Third goal, Sun & Moon Cafe … and then finally to the first switchback.

Did see a number of people out though; the Santoros, a bunch of the TCOTBR team, as well as Tyler Wren (of Team Jamis-Sutter Home). Thankfully, gravity was my friend once I started descending Emigration, so @twrenegade only went by me five times instead of six … twice in the same direction, three times in the opposite.

With all those hill repeats, I’m guessing that he has his eye on the stage to Mt. Baldy in 2 weeks at the Amgen Tour of California; and I’ll be definitely pulling for him to have a fantastic ride.