This past weekend I took off by myself to Lake Tahoe. I have not been on a bike for two years but have decided to challenge myself to bike as much as I can around this beautiful lake. I managed the first day with the help of Paco ( the local bike genius) and we did a 1450 feet climb! Needless to say, my legs were not happy that evening. Nonetheless, the next day I drove to the South Shore and did a climb up to Emerald Bay. The view was worth my screaming thighs and the trip was over way too soon.

While there, I learned so much about the upcoming Amgen bike tour. Finally, the race will start at one of the most beautiful places in the world. After attempting to do only 30 miles of the 118 that the pros will be doing (and that is just the Tahoe part day one)  I am soooo tempted to return there in May to watch the race. But then again, there are so many more mountains for me to climb…

~ by vilteblogs on April 19, 2011.

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