This ride has the greatest course. Many small rollers, some steep rollers and a few long rollers at the beginning, back road riding through $$$$ wineries and down the Pacific Ocean. Course couldn't get better--unless Sonoma County decided to pave some of their roads. (Even in good economic times, with taxes multi million dollar wineries, Sonoma County lets their roads go to hell.) Great support by the Santa Rosa Cycling Club.
This is a ride we can keep the Club together, unfortunately because of brevets and this ride registration closing fast we had a small but dedicated and fun group. Also a malingering group, 1:48 at rest stops, albeit the stiffness when finally leaving it was good to be lazy and enjoy rests stops after last weeks Devil Mountain. Especially after getting poured on 2 years ago, and doing an end-o over a fallen rider last year, this ride was GREAT. Ward-o-Garmin graph--of course Colin's Garmin would have showed rain and 2x as much climbing.
*** Jim at Ocean Song--first rest stop before dropping down to the Coast, which Jim would basically pull us down in a blustery head-cross wind. (PC)