|photo from Deer Creek Death Ride website|
I had planned to make the long drive north to home already, though this ride was very luring.
A local rider and a few friends did a 100 mile ride annually at the end of the season. The ride now includes anyone that wants to take on all or part of the century ride. This guy kindly supplies water/food support driven by his friends in a convertible.
Entry fee - FREE! Though, donations willingly accepted for the feed with excess going to charity.
|Cyclists gathering at a brisk 7 a.m. at Wins Wheel's Bike Shop in Agoura Hills|
Despite the long ride ahead of us, the pace still went out hard up the first climb up Decker Road. Soon enough, we had the wicked long descent to the ocean on Encinal.
|First catch up stop at the bottom of Encinal Canyon on Hwy 101 by the ocean|
|Actual Deer Creek Canyon climb is at a wicked 15% grade for many km - views outstanding!|
|The feed-zone convertible with a Halloween black spider on back|
|Dusty & Marg following Bill's lines down the famous Rock Store road. A photographer takes pics of the motorcyclists and squeeze a few in of the cyclists|
|Dusty, Bill and I heading up Mulholland with 40 miles left|
Les started the ride as well. Missing out the last short loop, he made it to the finish just ahead of me. Perfect timing for our carpooling.
162 km, 6 hr 40 min, 12100 feet elevation gain
Wicked last ride of the season!