Endurance Training - Super Punisher 2009

Up and down the Tahoe Rim Trail from Spooner Lake to Mr. Toads Wild Ride. Down Mr. Toads via some trails and neighborhoods to downtown South Lake Tahoe.

Tahoe Rim Trail:
43.08 Miles
6976 Feet Climbing
7:15 Hours
4821 Calories
144 Average HR
181 Max HR

Bottom of Mr. Toads to South Lake Tahoe:
9.69 Miles
514 Feet Climbing
1:00 Hours
594 Calories
119 Average HR
152 Max HR

52.77 Miles
7490 Feet Climbing
8:15 Hours
5415 Calories

The players: vuduvgn (your host), The Believer, AARP (formerly known as Raphael), Mr. Positive (formerly known as Billiam) and Don Adams.

Low riding in luxury. The Lexus was not designed for this.

AARP & The Believer relax in the hotel the night before.

The Believer and Mr. Positive climbing up from Spooner Summit.

Mr. Positive, The Believer and Don Adams climbing on the Tahoe Rim Trail.

The Believer and Mr. Positive about a mile before arriving at 'The Bench'.

AARP pushing his bike.

AARP checking out the view of Lake Tahoe.

The Believer and Don Adams on the Tahoe Rim Trail.

The Believer and Don Adams on the Tahoe Rim Trail.

Left to right: The Believer, Don Adams, AARP, Mr. Positive & vuduvgn; at 'The Bench'.

At the end of a really great section of technical singletrack. Waiting for AARP to arrive.

Pushing across a shortcut at Heavenly Mountain Resort.

It was rideable.

Don Adams on a nice example of Tahoe Rim Trail granite singletrack.

Mr. Positive's rear linkage tried to disassemble itself during the ride. We took it apart and put it back together on the trail. Better that than it coming apart on a fast section of rough singletrack.

Nice view of The Believer above Carson Valley.

Amazingly beautiful section of the Tahoe Rim Trail with the Carson Valley below and east of us. Big drop offs on the side of the trail.

Is that Jobs Sister in the background? We're headed just below that to Star Lake, then up to Freel Pass.

Walking across the stream coming out of Star Lake.

Fresh spring water. Word on the internets is that it takes 2 weeks for Guardia to hit, we should know by this Saturday's Downieville Classic Race...

Don Adams riding up to Freel Pass near a small snow drift.

AARP pushing up to Freel Pass. At this point the temperature was in the mid 80's and we were close to 9000 feet in elevation. My bike felt like it weighed about 50 pounds, not the true 28 pounds...

View of the lake from near Freel Pass.

Don Adams climbing over the snow field at Freel Pass.

AARP descending some really fun decomposing granite singletrack from Freel Pass.

AARP along the Rim Trail just down the hill from Freel Pass. Mr. Positive is behind me fixing a flat.

High point of the days was 9440+/- feet.

Decomosed granite trail. I think this is Armstrong Pass.

AARP, Don Adams, The Believer, & vuduvgn just above Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

Waiting for the shuttle vehicle after the ride. The swim felt great!

Another excellent Super Punisher in the books!