Starting (too late) to get in shape for Ride the Rockies in June. Went like this: 35 miles on Friday, 20 on Saturday, weights (mostly legs) on Sunday and sprints or intervals on Monday. Wonderful new gadget on bike that tells how steep the hills are. On Monday did three hills with a 7% grade (about as steep as most paved roads get), one 8% and one killer 10%. On that one got heart rate to 95% of max. And a “recovery rate”, if you know what that is, of 55 beats a minute. YIPPEE, SKIPPEE! So it looks as if I won’t die doing RTR…. even if I am a bit slow. Riding with my beloved Denver God-son and his father. Oh boy! Discover that own driveway is a 10% grade! Gotta re-route that sucker before I get any older.