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I'll start ... mine is very abbreviated
I went with Tiffanie, Herb, Verticalbob, Eddy? Stan? up the front side of GMR. Weather wise, it was a bit overcast, so at least we didn't have to contend with sun too much.
I plan was to ride as much as I can for 1.5 hours, as I had to get back, in time to shower up, and pick up my brother's friend, and get on the road for the drive back to the Bay Area by 1 PM. So by the time we got to the GMR climbing, it was around 8:45, so I had about 45 minutes of climbing to do. Stan, Verticalbob, and Eddy went to the front. Eventually, they went out of reach, so enough of the uphill chasing.
Luwin volunteered to do sag duties, which is great, especially with no water stop on the front side of GMR. If there is one thing I will say that distinguishes these GMR rides from any other rides is the volunteers of SAG'ing for the group. I almost think we should donate a dollar for this ride ...
1.5 hours later, it was time for me to turn around. Unfortunately, I didn't get to the intersection of little GMR and big GMR. I think if I climbed for about 10 or 15 minutes more, I would have reached it ... oh well.
Sorry for having to bail early everyone ... hope y'all had a great ride. See you next time ... hopefully Lighthouse, if I'm lucky.