Long as in the time it took from start to finish! I took K up Tunnel Rd. today; her first time. She did great and it wasn’t long because we were so slow but long because we had an intermission with less than 4 miles to the finish.
We’d planned to stop for coffee because we were cold from the downhill and found a wonderful restaurant and decided to stop for a meal. We’re both on vacation and no rushing necessary. So we tried this French place and all the food we ate was fantastic (there’s something about how food tastes after some miles behind you). We got a seat right near a window and in the sun with a perfect view of our bikes. Lots of hot, wonderful coffee, and excellent jam for croissants or pancakes. Good service too.
Sometimes when you’re putting in the mileage you forget to be flexible. It was just nice to play it by ear.