But I digress. Fig is a GREAT ride, and it's listed in the website of US climbs as an HC climb. I'm quite weak as compared to years past, so this ride was purely about survival and getting some hard miles in my legs, trying to catch up some for being on travel so much this year. The forecast was pretty good (NOT in the low 90's) so I decided this was the time to give it a go (even though I did 60 pretty-hard miles on Saturday).
Note: I added a link to the 2012 Tour Divide race (it's under my 'Link List' on the right below the blogs I like). This link takes you to the tracking page of all the racers in this years race, which started on Friday. It's a self-supported Mt bike race that follows the continental divide from Banff Alberta to Antelope Wells New Mexico. That's over 2000 miles of bears, rain, mud and whatever else Mother Nature throws at you.