I’m wiping out old personal bests, so I must be getting stronger (Alpine Road personal best, Tunitas Creek personal best). One of these days I will try for an Old La Honda best to beat last year.
This one was on my Moots Psychlo X RSL cyclocross bike, but it’s little different than my Moots MootoX RSL mountain bike with Schwalbe Furious Fred tires in terms of ascent efficiency.
I wasn’t trying for a best and my legs were not fully recovered and I was ~5 pounds heavier, yet I took more than 30 seconds off my previous best time of 12:57, which was just prior to last year’s Everest Challenge when I was in peak condition (for 2011). So I am feeling pretty good about this effort.
Ascent to Black Mtn (El Monte open space)— power and heart rate with elevation profile