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.