The President of Ward Industries in visiting his factories in the Yukon, so photos and Garmin data supplied by Christine.
Couldn't come close to young track racer on first climb of the day, but was happy to see Rusty and Sarah at the top the the subdivision climb. Here we had a mass regroup and different tiny groups started out at different times for the slight uphill, then downhill, then moderate uphill into Castro Valley Tennis Courts, our next regroup but only a few miles from where we just stopped.
Mike had been in for bonus miles, no one remembered passing him, so we thought he kept going without knowing we were doing Cull Canyon. Only about 1/2 the Club had decided to do the Cull Canyon Climb so a smaller group set out to do Redwood Road. After the first climb Rusty/ Sarah indicated they were going back down. At the base of the second climb, where the road forks either up towards the Oakland Hills or back to Central Contra Costa almost everyone else called it a day--even Colin who did Climb to Kaiser last weekend and is doing the Death Ride next weekend. But with the promise of it being cooler in the Oakland Hills Christine was game for the century.
Oh crap-where I work is far far below (by the lake.) When I fist started to learn how to climb I'd take my bike two work and at lunch climb from down there to up where I'm standing.
Christine ready to ride two bikes. Old time Photo 101 assignment-take one photo of subject up close and one photo of subject far away with telephoto and watch background compress.
Only time I upped the pace is when riding up to get out of Tilden Park a guy in a white kit passed us and Christine said I had to chase him down. Later she told me that anyone in a white kit has to be chased down.??? Good decision was that instead of starting the Bears right out of Tilden, we took a 6 mile detour to down cold Gatorade at the closest strip mall. While resting up we met a nice guy with a motorized mountain bike.
OK-it might have spiked to 100--though I didn't really feel the heat until we'd stop. Over three climbs that make up "The Bears" and then the short but very steep Pig Farm climb. From there on in mostly downhill. Long, warm day--but 100 miler put in with some good climbs and mostly over 90 degrees.