Last Saturday I rode the Cruising the Conejo century, a nice little 104 mile jaunt around the neighborhood, featuring 6,000 feet of climbing. I managed to finish in a respectable 6 hours, with 5:46 riding time; my best century time in five years. Yay, me. It was even (gasp!) fun.
the route ... 104 miles 6,000 feet, a nice ride along the ocean, and spelunking around the hills
festival area; quiet before the start, raucous later
assembling to start
Rockstore! - my favorite climb was part of this ride (20:19 if you must know)
descending Encinal Canyon to the ocean
cruising PCH ... could have used a bit more sun, though
Mugu Rock - and the sun pokes through
USMC Missle Park
the finish! yay
This marked my third century in three weeks. Next Saturday I'll be riding the l'Etape California, a chance to ride the same stage 7 course as the pros competiting in the Amgen Tour of California, including the final climb to the finish at Mount Baldy. Yippee.