Chris Horner Guy dusted us early on like a couple of tourists. Good thing we saw him coming and moved over... he likes to shout at people who get in his way. There are things some riders do that aren't the smartest, like stopping after blind corners, not holding a good line, etc... but Chris Horner Guy has a very low theshold for obstruction. Intense rider, great climber; bit of a hot head.... very unlike the real Chris Horner who is by all accounts a friendly guy.
Fog broke above the Ranches and it was suddenly sunny, warm, and clear.
We continued on up to Juniper. Saw Chris Horner Guy coming down, then he turned around and came back up... must be some kind of interval program.
On the descent I stopped to take this photo - pulled over to within inches of the pavement edge in good view of anyone who might be coming down. But Chris Horner Guy came past again - yelling "DUDE! UNBELIEVABLE!" I just had to shake my head... his pass couldn't have possibly been any easier. He always has ear buds in so it probably affects his reaction more than he thinks.
So I'm now starting a club for people who have been yelled at by Chris Horner Guy. Send me your name and a short description of the offending event and YOU'RE IN. I've seen him yell at cars too - but they pretty much all deserved it.
Abbey decided it was a good day for snoozing.