Amazing job, tubby! A nice day for it.
Really impressive time, Rick!
Thanks guys. Riding that hard for so long took it's toll; I'm still utterly wiped out even today though.
So, Rick, was there essentially a lead pack that you did this with that stopped at the same places and for about the same amount of time? We were pretty far forward up to Cazadero, could even see the very front a few times.
I was toward the very front up 2/3 of the way up Graton Rd then somebody stepped on it and a group of about 25 got away over the top. I was in a chase group of about 100 and we were tempo but not drilling it all the way to KR. Then over the steepest parts of KR I think maybe as many as 50 got by me but picked off about 15 or so before the Tin Barn feed (for me a 34x25 is overgeared on that climb these days). A lot of the top guys were hanging out there but I remounted quickly and fell in with a super strong group of AUDI riders from Santa Cruz? and we picked up a few more riders and spit out a few more. Finally we caught Rebecca Rousch. She's strong as hell. I dropped them on the Meyers Grade descent and then a different group of four caught me on the run in to Jenner. Audi boys and Rousch caught us all at Willow Creek. For about 30 sec we were like a group of 11 but they ALL turned onto WC and I had no one to ride with from that point on. Quick stop at the aid station at Coleman. One guy passed me on Coleman Valley toward the end and I never saw him again, though I really drilled it. --- so Brad what jersey did you have I might have seen you but not recognized you!
Hey, Rick, the only way you'd have ever seen me on the Fondo is if you'd had a telescope and you could see the start from the top of King's Ridge. Way behind you! I had the same LG jersey on that's in my Strava pic.
Rick, great ride. I see you found your legs.
How did you find out what your "official" time was? I heard the RFID was down at the end.