Starting temps 60's
Wind 15 SSW
I went with a version of Round Mountain loop keeping us close to town if the weather turned.
Echelon skills put to the test.
Round Mountain to the left.
Round Mountain is a deceptive climb. You really start going up once you turn off 45.
After the second pitch you have this scenic expanse. Still going up though. Today it was a wind tunnel.
second ramp + headwind = no man's land
In a race this would be a 'spot of bother.'
Three more stairs to step. Each one getting steeper & longer.
A day when you wish you could use the entire road.
Observations from the bunch.
Finally the wind at our backs for the last few miles.
Had some guys from the Walmart team come down from B-ville. Good times and thanks for making the drive.
Another great Ozark morning.