Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Going South to the local hills

stats of the week: run 18km, cycled 332km

Choosing your cycling route in my area you always have the option to ride flat to the North or hilly to the South. I always go South. And so did the organizers of the 5th "Sauerland Extreme". Taking part in this tough event meant my longest cycling tour ever - 254km including 4,000 meters of altitude difference. It took me 12 hours thereof 10:53 h of sitting on the bike! Surprisingly sitting was no problem but feet and shoulder still hurt the next day. I found the many short steep climbs much harder than going up a proper mountain for hours. First impression is: I don't have to repeat this ...

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