Wow what a day and what a ride!! It was quite cold out when we left Truckee this morning and we headed toward Lake Tahoe along a beautiful bike path. It was sooo gorgeous and we started to warm up as the day went on and we got riding. I didn't sleep well last night especially and have been waking up every morning between 3:30am and 4:30am, much too early! Anyway, I was "sleep riding" today - luckily the scenary kept my attention and the roads were technical enough to keep me awake.
After going past Squaw Valley, we took the bike path to King's Beach in Lake Tahoe, and then we headed into Nevada (yay - we crossed our first state line). Then we up and over Mt. Rose - it was quite a climb - we just went up and up and up without any break for about 8-9 miles. I just focused ahead, head down, and climbed, climbed, climbed - we hit the summit of Mt. Rose, which is the highest part of the Sierra's that is open year around.
We had a 16 mile descent, which was fantastic - the winds were high so we couldn't go too fast but it was still super fun! We headed into flat Nevada for the last 10 miles of the day, for a total of about 65 miles.
I had a great nap when I got in this afternoon and feel like a millon bucks - I can't wait to do it again tomorrow and ride 90 miles in Nevada - YIPEE! A new state to explore... so fun :) Hopefully, I'll start sleeping through the night so that I don't have to sleep ride (though I am getting good at it!).