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Monday, July 28, 2008
Como Street Century
This was not a big week for mileage as I didn't have that many opportunities to ride. I was just shy of 200 miles for the week. On Saturday went out for an easy 40 miler and enjoyed thoroughly.
On Sunday I did the ride above. It was the first time I tried this loop and I think I will include it in my repertoire. I left my home and got about 32 miles 1,800 feet of gain before joining the Como Street ride. Como Street is a fast paced ride about 35 miles and 2,000 feet of climbing. A lot of local pros show up and keep the pace high. It was fun to run into people I know from the local racing circuit. I ran into Kristy, Ethan, Patrick and Sean. I did get dropped but I might be able to hang on as the months go by. Then it was back to Huntington Beach in reverse.
It is 100 miles with 5800 feet of climbing with a really good fast paced section in the middle. It's a winner.
I am an Ultra Cyclist and father who completed 2- Person Race Across America (RAAM) in 2007. I have finished Furnace Creek 508 SOLO FOUR consecutive years in 2006, 2007 (Fixed Gear)2008, and 2009. I am a Trans Iowa finisher and a Super Randonneur. I am a cycling coach with clients ranging from endurance cyclists, to triathletes, to beginners just entering the sport of cycling.