2013 Ride #63 (Needle Rock-Yavapai Gravel Grind)

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My Arizona Base Camp trip is coming to an end for 2013 … today, tomorrow, and then I’m driving home on Monday, back to the cold, back to the smog, back to the House of Watts. It will be interesting to see how my first workout back on the Computrainer goes once I return. Will I have built up enough endurance over the past two weeks to make it bearable? Will I actually need to increase my FPT settings? Or is it still going to be just as painful as it was before I left?

I’m definitely looking forward to getting home and sleeping in my own (REAL) bed again; but I’m going to miss the weather down here. Today was “cold” … only low 60s, so I had to wear arm and knee warmers, but that’s still not the sub-freezing temps and inversion yuck in the 801 right now. The trade-offs, of course, are that a) it’s difficult to ski here, and b) it’s even hotter in the summertime than Salt Lake is … so I’m not planning on moving anytime soon.