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56 miles + 8,000 feet of climbing = one tired biker
I needed to get some fitness in, so I decided to leave my house in east Hemet and ride to the top of Black Mountain, which is about 7800 feet above sea level. How hard can it be? 🙂

It was a beautiful, clear day. I started to bonk a little on the last climb coming back to Pine Cove on the highway, but I finished pretty strong and feeling OK.
check the elevation profile. Makes Palomar Mtn seem like childs play!

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Got a new ride!
I traded my Triumph Tiger 1050 for a BMW F800GS. I loved the Tiger, but it had no offroad ability, and it was so fast that it was getting me into trouble.
I have put over 1000 miles on the GS in the three weeks I’ve had it. I love it so far. I have added a lot of farkles not shown in this pic. More on that in another post. You should have seen my last credit card bill! It was scary. 😉
This bike will be taking me all over the country this summer. It’s not afraid to get dirty, either.