Sunday, August 22, 2010

Holstein Hundred

Hundreds of bicyclists yesterday started from Tomales High School to ride the Holstein Hundred, a fundraising bike ride for West Marin Senior Services. The day was cool and overcast. I overheard one woman at the start saying that the 52-degree morning was "warmer than it was last year."

We had chosen the 67-mile route, which claimed to have 2000 feet of climbing. At the third rest stop, Steve said that his computer had already measured over 3500 feet of climbing, and someone had also told him that the 67-mile course was actually 72 miles. So we headed left out of the rest stop instead of right, cutting out a 10-mile loop to Bodega. We ended up with 60 miles for the day, and about 4500 feet of climbing.

Much of the ride was through dairy farmland. The terrain was mostly rolling hills. There was a lot of climbing, but they were lots of small hills as opposed to a few very long ones.


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