Every Sunday, our coach hosts a group ride where he follows in the car and provides advice and etc. Yesterday, we rode to the coast over Skyline and climbed Tunitas Creek road which was one of the featured climbs in the Tour of California. The ride was 51 miles with 4,212 ft of climbing from my altimeter. My TSS was 207.
It was going to be a warm day at our house but on western side of Skyline it would be much cooler with wind off the ocean.
Here is our group warming up with my wife on the front and I am in second position behind the other leader in the double pace line.
We are entering a township that requires single file. I am in second position with my wife on the front a couple of riders ahead.
Here we are climbing Highway 84.
Clmbing the lower section of Tunitas Creek - 4 to 6% grade. Later, it pitches up for 8 to 12% for about a mile.
The top of Tunitas Creek with redwood trees as a background.
It was a beautiful day with temperatures in the 70s on the west side of Skyline and 90s on the east side.