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The things you do while waiting for cross season to return; mixed surface ride in Marin County – La Ruta Loca – Lite

First climb of the day, first poppies of the day. Coastal Trail

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Sitting amongst the same poppies

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Two summits later.. Coastal fire road, prepared for an exhilarating descent, which should have served as warning for later

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Deer Park Fireroad through Muir Woods was an extremely nice climb, during a regroup everyone broke out their favorite snack (while Stefan patched another of his recurring pinch flats).  Frankie (ride organizer) is breaking out some bacon for everyone else

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Regrouping at the Pantoll campground

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another fast rough descent ended at Lake Lagunitas

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a few hours later, on the return route climbing Old Railroad Grade neat mt. tamalpais.  SF and ride’s end in the background

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The exhilarating (steep, loose, steep) descent from earlier on Coastal Fire Road is a soul (and leg) crushing climb as the sunset commences

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One last peek at the setting sun on Marincello or Bobcat trail

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GGB bridge to SF and then on te Embarcedro Bart.. hungry, not as tired as feared, thirsty for beer

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Why I race (even when I don’t feel like I’m good enough to race)

I went to watch a stage of the Tour of California a few weeks ago. Well, as much as you can watch while taking care of a 2 year old. I’ve never watched a big pro road race in person before and as we were wandering around the lifestyle festival I was struck by . . . → Read More: Why I race (even when I don’t feel like I’m good enough to race)

A little bit of what has been missing

Everything changed in September.  We moved to the Bay Area.  Scott and I had regularly talked about moving back to the States, but it was always the 3-5 year plan.  I never thought it would actually happen. It happened.  The time between making the decision and crossing the border felt really short although I think it . . . → Read More: A little bit of what has been missing