Monday, August 20, 2007

Cool Breeze Mini Metric 2007

Laurel's first organized ride, after training for over a month.The Cool Breeze Mini started in Ventura and did an out-and-back along the Ventura River Bike Trail toward Ojai. Then another out-and-back north along Highway 101 to Carpinteria.Laurel looks ready to ride even after only 4 hours of sleep. She was up packing for her move to Berkeley. We left Long Beach at 6:30 and will drive up to NoCal after the ride.Checking out the route guide.Can't forget the Butt Butt'r and sunscreen. . . guess which one goes where the sun don't shine.Ready at the start. Laurel looks Pro and I look like a newbie with my helmet falling off my head.After one hour of riding, Laurel takes a break to fuel up with Luna Bars and Vitamin Water.Braving the 101 Freeway heading north toward Santa Barbara. You need to be a steady rider with cars zooming by at 65+ MPH.Rest stop at Rincon Beach Park, mile 23. The popsicles were a nice treat on a hot day.Congratulations on your first ride! 38 Miles in under three hours. Maybe Berkeley has a cycling team.