Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Northern California
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The ride was last Saturday, and seemed to get pretty good attendance.
I hung on to a large (but greatly shrunk) paceline for the first 35 miles (24.5mph avg). The rest stop around mile 58 was nice with lots to eat, and very busy with a lot of riders (I assume they were stopping before continuing to the turn around point). My remaining ~40mi were mostly solo and into a headwind which was a drag (no pun intended). At some point I got passed by a tandem and single, and held on until they pulled off at the Knights Landing rest stop.
I did have a slight pucker factor moment with a tomato truck a little before Woodland on the way back. I guess he thought he was going to pass and turn in front of me with only a couple hundred feet to go, and locked up all his wheels while I was parallel to his cab. He laid on his horn and all I could do was give him a one finger salute. Thankfully other than that all of the miles in the dark were uneventful.
I'll definitely watch for next years ride.