I needed a confidence booster for my Ragnar in two weeks. For some reason my team captain gave me the most miles in our van. I'm going to have a 7 mile downhill, 4 miles flat, and 9 miles - 2 uphill then 7 down. I went to Usery Pass and started to head up the 700 foot climb. My right calf felt pretty tight and I made me angry that I just drove 13 miles and might have to call it quits. Then I said, "Forget that. I just drove 13 miles. I'm doing this if I have to crawl." Luckily I didn't have to crawl. I liked seeing all the cyclists today. It was so beautiful out, a perfect day for a ride. But here I am running. There's a special feeling when you conquer Usery Pass without wheels.