Weather was perfect! Still had a teeny bit of cramping the last 15 km.
We were quicker this year: 162 km, 6 hr 25 min, 12100' elevation gain
|Pitstop at the Mini convertible with the huge black widow spider on the back (barely visible). The awesome group of guys I rode with, mostly from Team Serious Cycling in Agoura|
|scooped from the RockStorePhoto.com site|
|One of my annual rides with Les on Highway 33 north of Ojai - wicked fall colours|
|After riding 7100' on the Ojai ride, a must stop at the Belly Ache spring. Includes a 140' hike up to the source|
|Met up with age old track friends since 1980 from the Edmonton Columbians - Mo Marg and Susan, with Susan's partner Doug. |
They ran the Santa Barbara 1/2 marathon while I rode in Ventura
|Marg, Sue & Mo from a 1920's party back University days. |
Maybe a little too much red wine!
|Maybe red wine helps... both Mo and Sue were part of the 4x800 |
U of A relay team that still holds the record!
Dr Susan is now a dermatologist in Santa Barbara. She gave me an awesome sample of her new PhytoEssence Skin balm designed to be therapeutic. Good for any athlete before/after an event or training.
|Awesome mountain bike trails surround Simi Valley|
|Rode Les' son's medium Trek Fuel on the wicked Hummingbird descent. I appreciated the full suspension though needed to work the weight of the heavy bike on the boulder descent sections|
|check out video clip of hummingbird descent!|