Randonneur Ride Report: Winters 200k


There were a ton of cycling events happening this weekend — Levi’s Gran Fondo, cyclocross races, Furnace Creek 508 just to name a few — but the place to be, in my humble opinion, was the Winters 200k. This 125-mile ride starts on our side of the bay in Hercules, loops counter-clockwise to Winters (where we stop for a lovely picnic lunch), climbs up Route 128 past Lake Berryessa, then heads back south.
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Randonneur Ride Report: Marin Sonoma Ramble 200k

It’s just three more months until I earn my first R-12 award! Although I knew I was going to be in for some pain and suffering riding Sarah’s “Marin Sonoma Ramble” 200k permanent on my road bike with standard gearing — as it’s 125 miles with over 9000ft. of climbing — the figure-eight loop would take me to some uncharted territory (and I’m always thrilled by the prospect of traveling to new areas.) Patrick and The Bearded One joined me and as they’d be going at my pace, they took the opportunity to enjoy beers at each control — so it was a pleasant booze cruise in the sunshine for them!Continue Reading