I was in Casper, Wyoming for a couple of weeks on business and took my Bike Friday folding road bike along. I created a video of a couple of the rides I did there. (Be nice, it’s my first time using Adobe Premiere Elements!)
The first ride in the video (Strava link) was just an out and back to the east. Not the most hilly or exciting ride, but it was something I could squeeze in after work. At least I rode into the wind on the way out, so that I had a tailwind on the way back!
The second ride in the video (Strava link) is up to the top of Casper Mountain and back. I started at Casper College at about 5300 feet and rode to the top at about 8000 feet. The uphill was a grind, with some sections over 10% grade, but at least I knew what I was getting into. But it was the downhill which would be more of a challenge. My brake pads weren’t able to stop me as quick on this bike compared to my other bikes. So I took it slow on the downhills, but that just led to my small rims getting hot, requiring me to stop frequently to let them cool down. After the ride, I went to the local bike/hike/kayak/ski/etc shop and found some SRAM Swissstop Green pads which worked a lot better.