Santa Rosa Cycling Club’s 2015 Wine Country Century

This was my first time riding the Santa Rosa Cycling Club’s Annual Wine Country Century! There’s a variety of routes to choose from, and Ann, Bonnie, Karen (with special piggy guest, “Pudu’s Progeny”, hitching a ride on her handlebars), Jambi, Pudu and I opted for the 200k. Since Jambi hails from Berlin and rides in the flatlands of northern Germany, the chilly, foggy climbs in the first 50-60 miles or so took its toll on his right knee (which includes Coleman Valley and some bumps between Guerneville and Graton. This section was new to me, so I really enjoyed the change of scenery from the usual roads I pedal on during brevets.)
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Randonneur Ride Report: Healdsburg to Napa 200k

It’s another year, and I have another set of goals to aim for as I hope to ride Paris-Brest-Paris in 2015! After dealing with knee/fit issues with my CX and new randonneur bikes for most of last year — I think I finally have all of that sorted out (a blog post detailing that epic saga will come in the near future.)Continue Reading