Notes:

I rode the route yesterday and made some errors. I’ll tell you about that in an email.

There will be another post here shortly with more details! Check back later this afternoon!

Registration is still open, there are about 25 spots on the bus left.

For those of you riding your bike to the start tomorrow, on the way back home the bus will drop people at the start and then also make a stop at the Panhandle in SF.

PROTIP: RED lenses, not dark. There’s a couple places where you’re cruising 25+ heading into the setting sun then you drop into a dark forest area where your speed goes up to 35+ quickly. I was wearing dark lenses and it was as though someone had shut the lights off. Also, there’s a lot of turns and gravel on the steep downhill stuff… so you’ll probably want to be able to see that yeah?

Route details…

Going north we are. You’re feeling like something along the lines of 105-110 miles. Let’s lighten up a bit on the footies this time too, say something around 7,500 ft; ok with you? We can mix in some varied road surfaces, wind tunnels, and shorter, staccato type spiky hills… 16 distinct downhills, all different.

There will be loads of “WEEEEEEE!!!” too. Nothing says you’re have fun more than referring to yourself in the plural, right?

Buffet plans:

Always one of the more important topics: the food! Here’s what Chef Dave has got in store for you:

Menu:

Black Bean Soup w/ Spring Onion Sour Cream
Fresh Salsa and Tortilla Chips

Classic Tossed Caesar Salad

Sesame Noodle Salad w/ Cilantro-Cuccumber-Carrots

Grilled Chicken Breast tossed w/ Penne Pasta
Red Pepper Cream and Arugula Pesto

Steamed Salmon w/ Tomato-Leek
Saffron Broth and Rice Pilaf

Hand Carved Hawiian Roasted Pork Loin
Pineapple-Ginger-Soy SauceWatermelon Fresh Fruit Basket

Chocolate Lovers Cake

Remember, it’s a buffet, so be sure to go back for seconds and thirds. You’ll need those calories!