I decided to drive the family to my daughter's soccer game tomorrow in San Clemente (51 miles from home) with my bike in the back, and I'll ride home while they enjoy a nice air conditioned ride in the luxo-barge. They'll probably stop for a nice lunch on the way home, I'll get a Clif bar.
I could have ridden up the beach and kept it nice and flat but something's gotten into me this month. Maybe it's Beanz with his incessant optimism about climbs, maybe it's Seattle Forrest with his 5k challenge, maybe its those guys in WVA that get 10k of climbing in per 10 miles... but I mapped out a dastardly route home that will net me an additional 5,700 feet of climbing in 70 miles, if RidewithGPS is to be believed. It'll probably be less than that.
This is uncharted territory! It's no century, but I've never ridden 80% of these roads before (unsupported! No SAG!) but I can't tell you how excited I am to hit the tarmac tomorrow. Wish me luck!