Yesterday I rode the Cool Breeze 200K, for the second year in a row, and it was ... a great ride. Starts in Ventura, up the river along the bike trail, back into the quiet neighborhoods East of Ojai, then the climb above Lake Casitas and descent into Carpinteria, through Montecito, up into the hills above Santa Barbara, down into Goleta, and back along the coast via Hope Ranch, downtown Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, the 101 Freeway (!), and the coastal bike path. The weather was perfect, and I rode most of it with some good friends from the Conejo Valley Cyclists which made it even better.
Some pictures, of possible interest:
And when I was all done? I'd done it in 7:12 riding time, the fastest 200K ever for me. Yippee.