No time to carry on about the details. The biggest lesson: how the heck have I lived this close to such a amazingly perfect riding area without ever going there? Roads, climbs, views, camping, solitude, descents, -- tons of all of this. I know DB has been telling me this for years. And Willy mentioned it a time or two. I need to listen better.
I'll be going back to CdA frequently. It's a f'ing huge area with insane exploration possibilities.
I took Phil's RB-T and fulfilled the promise to "put the bike to good use."
Essentially we rode one long day. About 65 miles and 7500 feet of real (non-GPS lies) climbing. So basically, about 1/2 a normal day of GDR pace.
A few pics follow. A few more are at Pat's site. And I'm hoping Alex will post the scenic shots.
That bright thing is Tyvek fender. Channelling Peters*n.
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