The ATOC just wrapped up and I had the experience of riding up Stage 7 with a bunch of friends to watch the race come through a KOM point. We packed beers and food, and rode up to the Rapha bus where we saw old friends and made some new ones. Thought it would be fun to carry on the spirit of cyclocross with some dollar handups for the PRO’s … actually had two riders (one of them, of course, was Chris Jones from Rapha) go for it. So fun. Check out my photos here.
Had a day off yesterday so I was able to get on the road bike with some friends and ride up to Mt. Baldy. I think the last time I was up here was about a year ago. My ribs were still bothering me from a fracture (mountain biking accident that happened a couple of weeks ago) so climbing out of the saddle was not in the cards. I had to sit in and grind it into some of the kickers to keep up with these Cat 1/2 roadies. Beautiful weather (high 40’s) and some great cloud formations at the top of the climb. Rewarded myself with a nice cold beer and a quick lunch at Baldy Village. Photos here. 52 miles, lots of climbing.