Easily the most beautiful 200k that is challenging enough to make it quite rewarding. This time I needed it for a qualifier for PBP. I got my 600k qualifier during the slightly wet Cabeceras Faro a month prior.
Anyway, I've got a backlog of ride reports, so starting with some pics...
|Pre-ride talk with Carlos|
|Foggy bridge crossing|
|right off the bat, I had some issues. Tool bag fell out, tires started rubbing on the brake pads, and boom. And soon after|
|Thankfully I had my own moral SAG support. Jack and Sigman! They waited for me wondering if I had been devoured by a Mtn Lion.|
|After fixing my tire, catching up with Jack and Sig, I cranked through on my single speed on these fun dirt roads for a while...|
|This is where Jack had to turn around... so we took a group shot.|
|busted cable pic.|
|Wound up at Black Mtn Cycles (which a lot of rando's have and use). This guy is da man! He fixed my bike up, tuned her up real quick and got me moving...|
|with enough time to eat some Double 8 ice cream (Buffalo milk yo!!). Man my hands are dirty... ewww...|
|Cranking through Paradise loop to barely make it to the cutoff time.|
|Hate this stop... I mean c'mon 10$ Caprese sandos? WTF???|
|Cranking up Old RR as the fog rolls back in.|
|Stopping for horses!|