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On the road again ...

Saturday,  03/14/15  08:43 PM

Today I was on the road again, celebrated Pi Day by riding the Solvang Century in 6:28.  I've ridden this many times, and this wasn't my fastest or my best effort, but on the whole I am really happy.  I rode a solid 100 miles climbing 5,284 feet, practiced good body and bike management and didn't bonk (!), and it was good to get another long ride under my belt.  I've been riding a lot lately and it felt good.  Next big ride is the Breathless Agony in early May, and I'm not as afraid of it as I was :)

Some pictures...

the route: a nice 100 mile 5,280 foot circuit of the Santa Ynez valley

before the start: nervous

4,500 riders assemble

and we're off - pacelines through the Santa Rita Hills
(home of the world's best Pinot Noir :)

quietly touring the vineyards

still smiling - the climb up Foxen Canyon is ahead

last checkpoint before the climb

the view of Fess Parker Winery is great
but the climb to get up here ... not so great ... whew

still smiling, the end is in sight

made it! - yay - 6:28 riding time to celebrate Pi Day

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