Tried my toughest ride to day, ~40 miles with about 2500 feet of climbing. Nothing much over 8% grade so I could keep my heart rate down to something reasonable. Temps started at 50 deg. at 1000 and were probably 65 deg when I finished just before 1300. Think I've got a good shot at finishing the Tierra Bella 100K in April. But I must say I'm a bit fatigued.
I really like the pictures everyone posts, but the terrain around here is old, rolling hills. I did bring my camera, but the roads are in either fault lines or arroyos or similar terrain. Can't really get to truly scenic vistas on a road bike. I'll entertain requests for bovine or green hill photography. The photographs from SoCal, NorCal and Florida do tend to rub it in a bit.