So at the start of this ride, I was planning on doing the 28 mile "lakes tour" route, but everybody decided to do a different route and I couldn't hear what the route or mileage was. No biggie, I use to live in Agoura and could find my way back if they go too far. However, poor Vance had come with his single speed since the lakes tour didn't have any major climbs.
Of course they take us over Potrero and Vance toughed it out out of the saddle and 30 rpm up that sucker. On the valley floor, he gets a flat and we find out that his 3 year old tube has bonded with the tire! Fast forward 10 minutes we have finally removed and replaced the tube and don't know where the club was going. No matter, I told him I could make this into a 30 mile loop but the other side of the valley had a short but killer climb. Vance did it! The rest of the ride was smooth sailing compared to that.
Mad props to Vance, what a trooper on what seemed to be equivilent to my 50/19 gear!