I did a solo Junction as has become my norm, to double my exercise. Oh no! I forgot my music speaker and my Garmin computer - good thing I had my work phone with the Strava app on it. When I got back to my truck, Charlie was there and I just had time to eat an apple and change my water bottles.
Tomás and Edgardo brought their colleague Ellen, who outclassed them both and set a good pace with me.
It was a fun ride with friends and old friends.
Wildlife Encounter: lots of deer, lots of places.
Diablo Shoutout: Lance Oldstrong, who rode despite an old man injury. I saw him descending on my first Junction climb.
Tomás had a rental bike from ENCINA. He gives the experience his highest recommendation. Said it was cheaper than flying his bike down from Oregon.
|Ellen has a steel Bianchi with Campagnolo group... she seemed kind of young to be old school.|
Some photos from Shawn, who uses his iPhone for these - the color looks off to me... might just be my screen:
|A disciplined peloton awaits the first attack.|
Shawn also sent a photo of the ghost bike in memorium to the rider who died last week on South Gate.