Tierra Bella

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Saturday was our 60k ride in Gilroy, the Tierra Bella. We had excellent weather and a fantastic ride. Just a little over 2000 ft. of climbing, mostly rollers, around the Uvas reservoir; these were great country roads. The organizing group, the Almaden Cycling Club hosted a super event. Lots of great food at the rest stops and they had a hot lunch for us at the end of the ride. The route was well marked with volunteers at most of the intersections requiring a turn. Of course I had a cue sheet and the course wasn’t particularly confusing, but I appreciated the support. There were additional distances; 200k, 100 miles and a metric century.

getting ready
getting ready

 

just before the start
just before the start
first few miles
first few miles

Speaking of cue sheets, I used ChaisingmailboxesDC‘s method for a cue sheet holder. Used a zip tie to attach a clasp to the stem with a piece of old inner tube underneath. The cue sheet is inside a plastic cover (like the ones to protect pages in a notebook) and folded in half. At each rest stop I would fold the cue sheet so the next portion of directions were visible. You could also laminate the cue sheet, and I know some who use clear shipping tape to reinforce it. Plastic wasn’t really necessary since we had fantastic weather, but a good practice for any rides one might do in inclement weather.

first rest stop
first rest stop
taking a picture of the Sam at the last rest stop
taking a picture of the Sam at the last rest stop

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Tierra Bella

  1. AWESOME,my good friend! Sounds like you had a wonderful time,so proud of your distance too! (and thanks for the link to ChasingmailboxesDC,looks like a great place to read as well 🙂 ).

    The DC (or SS or something or other 😛 )

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