This last weekend was the 2nd year of Eroica California, and my 2nd time riding (mostly riding anyway) the “heroic” route. I had a single goal this year, come in faster than I did last year. So naturally I came in a half hour slower… I did, however, stop and take a lot of photos this time and have to deal with a flat.
The threat of rain all weekend was ever present, but the cycling gods were kind. There was just enough precipitation to keep most of the dust down when the pavement ended.
I had a great time on an awesome route. Rode with a friend I met on this ride last year and made some new friends this year.
Anyway, enough words, more pictures…
THE CONCOURSE: Lots of cool, vintage bikes on display. Lots of cool details.
PRE-RIDE: I rode most of the short course on Saturday afternoon to see it in the light.
THE RIDE: It took one donut, a handful of french fries, multiple bananas, a hamburger, a taquito, many energy bars and Cokes, one margarita, some water and a beer to get through all this…