That climb out of Blue Bell: Hot Springs to Custer
Thursday May 16, 2013, 40 miles (64 km) – Total so far: 1,308 miles (2,105 km)
Some days you amaze yourself with what you can do. And some days you just meet your expectations. I think today was a mix of both.
I’m out of breath and feeling unfit before I even get out of Hot Springs. There is a short, steep hill on the way out of downtown that kicks my butt before I’ve even had time to warm up. But, luckily after this, it’s just a long, gentle, continuous climb to a gap, before descending into Wind Cave National Park. Read more