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Medium Range Goal, mountain bike trail

Sunday, February 28, 2021

It helps me to set goals I believe I can accomplish, and this goal will help me return to a fitness level I enjoyed last summer. There's a loop I like to ride, Swede Ridge Loop (we call it the unicorn because of the shape). You can see the map on All Trails - Swede Ridge Loop 2 Bend Oregon.

There is a section, just off the loop, that some ride in order to reach a great view point, and in fact the butte is named "Vista Butte". The trail to the top of the butte is narrow, has loose gravel, and is a little steep near the end. I have ridden this side trail twice and both times I had to get off and walk me and the bike to the top. This year my goal is to be able to ride to the top by September. It means building my climbing stamina as well as being at my PGW (personal goal weight). Any extra weight is going to make this very difficult, lol. I've got a training plan and eating plan, so let the work begin!
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    Very impressive. I’d like to say that it inspires me, but I think it’s just tires me out LOL. (I’ll let the difference in age and focus justify that.) One step or, in this case, rotation at a time!
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