Yesterday I rode the Ojai Valley Double Metric Century - 200K = 129 miles, with about 8,000' of climbing. This ride started as a century, a big 100 mile loop up past Lake Casitas and into Santa Barbara, then down the coast to Ventura, across to Santa Paula, and up and over the hills back into Ojai. I rode it that way a couple of years ago and it was really nice. Recently they've added a Double Metric option, wherein you start by going 15 miles straight up route 33 to Mount Rose, then turn around and descend it, and then ride the century. And that's what I did... it was excellent. Took me 10:30 elapsed, with 9:20 riding time.
In case you're interested, here's the obligatory photo gallery:
And below please find selected pictures from the ride:
Among other things this ride was hot; summer is definitely here, or at least on the immediate horizon. I went through about ten bottles and burned my arms. Yay!