My old ride home was great, straight down the GWT to my country castle. I enjoyed two years of that ride, in and out of DSM a few times a day. My NEW ride home from down town includes riding up the MacRae park hill. Many of my friends were all like “blah blah big hills blah blah.”
I love that hill, and about half way up it tonight I thought to myself, “self, this hill ain’t shit,” and then I hit the part where the grade goes straight up (those of you who ride this “loop” on the regular know what I am talking about). The hill had its say and I had to actually stand up and do a little work. Then I decided that one wasn’t enough and went around for another pass. Second time was even better. I forsee this new commute being a great time, especially with a few laps around the park thrown in for good measure.
Me+MacRae Park=true love. If only it was gravel.