I wanted to ride some dirt today in prep for the race, but it was not going to happen so, i went for a road ride on my spot. From the cabin up back up to the lake we were at in the morning it was a bit over 1600 feet of climbing. Felt good could breath well at 6000 feet, I sure wished that I had my road bike. I was good to ride that grade and felt great to be out of the car. Off to Spearfish tomorrow hope to get a bit of a pre ride and test out the gear.