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Rode it twice, 2008 and 2009.

2008: started on the chilly side before 6am, I had arm warmers and a vest, I was fine and took all off at top of Monitor. Rest of the day was great so I left everything in the car at Turtle Rock only to get the hail storm at the Woodfords stop at base of Carson. Waited under the tent with dozens of riders, took one of their trash bag, cut a hole for my head, 2 holes for the arms and went up the pass after 20 minutes. Storm came back stronger, I was cold and pelted by hail during the climb but it cleared near the top. That added to the experience of an epic day.

2009: very comfy in the early morning, warmer later but nothing bad.

The regular weather pattern calls for a bit chilly before sunrise to comfortable all day with an occasional mid afternoon localized storm. Typical Sierra summer pattern.
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