TransAm Day 8 McKenzie Bridge and back

Attempt at Santiam Pass after reports of snow on McKenzie Pass. Made it about 31km before I couldn't sustain a high enough heart rate and lost my breath. After two attempts at resting and pedaling I took a tumble on an attempted restart on a steep incline. I was still 1800 ft from the top of the pass and it became clear that without full breath range I wasn't going to make it.

Plan B is to ride to see the kids and grandkids in the Bay Area. If the timing works out I will then meet the guys in Pueblo CO for the next phase of the trip.
Tonight in a luxury cabin in McKenzie Bridge. Coming soon