Re: Nine Mile Descent - CA3
I rode the bike to the top. A great training option. But the problem with training exclusively in the mountains is that it turn into `grind and slide.' Unbalanced training.
This weekend I drove to Borrego Springs and trained on flatland. A very different experience. The rider doesn't get a chance to let up in pedaling. Having both climbing and flatland training is a good thing.
The 65 mph speed limit is o.k., as long as there isn't a stiff crosswind. The road is sparsely traveled and vehicles often move entirely into the opposite lane. Especially given that I have three high power strobe lights in back.