|Google Earth overview. Hondo town and my house is on the lower right (north).|
Here are the stats for the tour. I like the sawtooth pattern of the hills; it's 1750 m of climbing in total. The first big hill is a test course for me - a rough steep dirt road climbing mercilessly for nearly 400 vertical meters in a distance of 3.0 km. I used to train here like crazy years ago before going to Denali, and my record then was 22.5 minutes. I could do it today in just over 25 - not too bad. The tour's total distance is 74 km, which took 4 hours and 35 minutes, with average heart rate of 135 bpm, and, ostensibly, 2117 calories burned, although I think the latter statistic is always quite a bit too low on the Garmin app.
Temperature hovered around 10 degrees today, but the sun's rays are getting hotter by the day!