Last fall, on our first populaire, we had a great mix of long standing club members and riders brand new to brevet riding. Should be a similar mix this time around too.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
This photo is from early on the first day of the Santa Cruz Randonneurs Central Coast 1000km brevet. I'll be making a more extensive entry in a short while, but for the moment I'll summarize the the whole experience with a single word:
Friday, June 4, 2010
The route and time of day were chosen to not be too much of a physical challenge but to offer great practice time for navigating in the dark but while still fresh and without the looming knowledge that there are so many more miles to go after sun up. I've done 600km brevets that started at 8pm and on this ride it will be nice to know I'm done by 7am.
It's often impossible to re-live any experience, but I'm hoping to have just as much fun on this year's version as I did last year. It was great to ride into sunup with Jaime and Jim, and before then it was a blast to hammer through the darkness and catch that lead group on the flats between Vacaville and Davis.