Thursday, June 06, 2013

Bike 4 Peaks Stage 2 - Lofer to Kirchberg

This is our view from the hotel today. It's the Kitzbuhler Horn. We came up and over a similar climb on today's pretty brutal stage. Holy shit it was rough!

Today's stage was 48 miles with 8,300 feet of climbing, and if look at the profile above, you can see how much of it was in the final climb of the day. That sucker was steep and just seemed to keep going. Luckily, back home, we have many climbs that are the same length, time wise, so I just really focussed on settling in at a good pace that I knew I could maintain. It seemed to work since I moved up the whole time passing lots and lots of riders. Then we hit some uber sick downhill single track that was incredible! Huge improvement over last years dirt road descents that basically neutralized any descending I have. Once again, passed lots of riders who gave me some props for descending like I did. Always good to get kudos on riding downhill.

Had a much better day today and finished 45th! A lot happier with that finish that yesterday, and thankfully moved into 46th overall. If I hope to keep my top 50 overall I'm gonna have to keep on my toes for the next two stages.

Tomorrow is gonna be brutal.
52 miles, 8000 feet of climbing.

Well I'm off to bed! 
Up up Up! 

1 comment:

Lofer said...


we may use your photos for the website

Best regards
Sebastian Lehner