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Sea Otter Gran Fondo Carmel Valley
I was looking for a ride while on vacation with the family and this fit the time frame of our trip. It seemed to me it would be a good ride for this time of year (fitness wise) as it was between 5000 to 6000 feet of climb in 92ish miles. I didn't look at the profile . Most of the climbing came at the last half of the ride. Good long climbs and absolutely beautiful scenery throughout the whole ride. A good 16 percent grade in the last few miles just to finish you off properly. Well supported and plenty or rest stops if needed plus food , beer , showers & a massage if needed at the finish all included. More vendors and racing at the venue than you can imagine. Good times. The roads out here are just amazing ! I would love to get a small group together and just come out and ride for a week !!!
Sounds like one of those "how can it get any better than this" rides. Just to make you feel even better, rain and flood watch here today, then a cold front moves in. Going to be a cold, windy res. loop tomorrow night - will think of you. Hope you didn't get sun burned.
Wait......I have never been able to put "vacation with family" and 92 mile fifty five hundred foot vertical bike ride into the same sentance, nor have I dared to try. You must have slipped out of the back of a water park or something. If not, I want to know your secret.
Eric, this one is on my radar. Have family out there. Hope to do in 2015 or 2016