Passage #257: 9 July 2014

Because It's There

Okay, naming this week's ride after George Mallory's famous quip when asked why he wanted to climb Everest is probably a bit misleading. We've certainly gone higher, done steeper, longer climbs, have had more off-roading, and followed routes which required more hiking. There is nothing particularly superlative about the ride at all per se. But it does have a combination of all these things that while not unprecedented is nonetheless not usual -- except inasmuch as we usually endeavor to try different things.

This week we're trying this.

Not because the route is necessarily convenient for cycling but because it is there.

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