Friday, October 12, 2012

Climate Ride: Part II

Day 2 started with another flat tire for my team...

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Getting close to the mountain...

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To entertain us as we climbed 1400 ft over 6 miles, the organizers alerted us to the possibility of a big foot sighting. And then we saw him...

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That hill, known as Leggett, wasn't actually as bad as you thought it would be. But then you have 12 miles of downhill, which rocked; followed by another 800 ft climb over 2 miles -- and that is when you really start feeling it.

And then you turn a corner and there is the ocean:

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We ended the day at Ft. Bragg and I decided I deserved a mint chocolate chip milkshake (Yeah!).

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Day 3 was what I call the worst day. We had the option of riding 100 miles this day and that meant we had time restrictions on our ride. I can easily ride 65 miles in a day, but don't ask me to do it by noon. Still some of the ride was very beautiful.

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End of the line for those of us not riding 100 miles

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Vineyard stop on day four (the best day!):

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The difference between Sonoma and Marin counties...

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[Tomorrow: the end of the ride...]