I know of one guy who rides up Sunset Ridge each year, just to show the "shuttle-monkeys" what they're missing. But I didn't hear from him. So I called my so-called "friend" who often rides with me. "Friend" and I are what you could call "uphill suttle-monkeys." We'll climb just about anything, provided you have a jeep parked at the top to get us down safely. Neither of us had the time to climb Sunset because we had out-of-town turkey feasting plans. So we made plans to do the "pavement shuttle."
The whole premise behind the "pavement shuttle" is the fact that road miles are easier than dirt miles. Some will go so far as to say that one should disconnect their computer (odometer) before riding on pavement. Because ROAD MILES DON'T COUNT.
|These miles don't count for MTBers. And roadies don't sag.|
|The climb from Mt Baldy Village to Cow Canyon Saddle|
|A well-dressed cyclist|
|We are developing frostbite...|
and this guy is complaining that his jacket is making him sweat.
|We're just trying to work off our dinner.|
Wait, we didn't eat yet...