There were a ton of cycling events happening this weekend — Levi’s Gran Fondo, CX races, Furnace Creek 508 just to name a few — but the place to be, in my humble opinion, was the Winters 200k.
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, the figure-eight loop would take me to some uncharted territory (and I’m always thrilled by the prospect of traveling to new areas.)
Today I had the pleasure of finishing my first “permanent”: The Tour of Five Bakeries!
My second 200k is in the books: the Two Rock-Valley Ford ride in Marin!
The Pt. Reyes Lighthouse 200k was my longest ride within a 24-hour period to date, and I’ll do one more next month (2 Rock/Valley Ford) before tackling the Russian River 300k in March.