|On Smartsville Road|
|On Dog Bar Road|
The next morning I tried again. This time I was successful. I did have one flat on Smartsville road later in the ride, but that was the only mechanical issue of the ride.
The ride was uneventful. I stopped at the large gas station at Penn Valley for lunch, not even stopping in Grass Valley at all. The weather heated up quit a bit late in the ride, hitting the mid 90s.
I wore sun sleeves for the entire ride and was fairly comfortable in them. I think they are much more comfortable than laying on a coat of sun block.
I rode the Mercian KOM this ride and had no mechanical issues other than the flat.
|Not a view from this ride, but this is how the KOM was set up for this ride, (except for the saddle).|