As a short description of the ride.....we were on Xtracycles that weigh 50 plus pounds each. We took a beautiful "leisurely" ride that climbs and descends a lot. I don't have a granny gear on my Xtra..... I think the preacher enjoyed this fact just a little bit!! The turn around point has an awesome hidden spring to fill up your water bottle with really cold water and it's at a beautiful riverside camp site. There were speeds of 40+ mph!! on the downhills. So grinding the hills was totally worth it!
To be honest, it wasn't that much elevation gain. It just comes at you in steep intervals. While I definitely stood more than usual to climb....it wasn't that bad even on the xtra.
The general vibe of the festival event looked something like this:
|Plan you band schedule....|
|Hang out in camp....bicycles ready for action in the background.|
|Mandatory beers and jungle juice on tap....|
|Listen to a ton of great music....|
|Crash back at camp.|