So today we did the big McDowell mountain ride, which consisted of roughly 100 miles, including a consistent grade of 2% for straight 9 miles. Part of our group went down to Bartlet lake once we reached the ranger station, however that would have been an additional 28 miles and roughly 4k more feet of climbing. As I had barely any legs left and felt like the group was always waiting on me to catch up I decided to go down to Seven Springs, which was only an additional 2k feet of climbing. I actually ended up recovering during that seven springs route before we headed back to the condo, but from the stories from other riders in our group the Bartlet lake climb was rough, desolate and HOT. I'm happy with my choices, maybe next time I will venture into no-mans land!
Summary of ride - link to data:
4600 ft of climbing
5.51 hours of saddle time
A few pics: