In other news, we've been busy. We...
...represented the 'bent nation at the Graeagle Century - put that one on your bucket list, it's gorgeous! I don't think many folks out that way had seen a 'bent before, but they were happy to see us.
...put in a solid showing at Jim Kern's Valley 400k, which was a lot of fun, and included birthday cake for Bill and Graham.
...had a wonderful trip up the Oregon coast - Crescent City to Charleston and back in a weekend.
...put on the 2-Day TUC. You need to come to this one next year!!!, and...
...kicked butt at the Ring of Fire Timetrial. Bill won the 24 hour race outright with 310 miles. That doesn't sound like a lot of production for 24 hours, but - the course is DEVIOUS. Consider what it would be like to do one of the tough California double centuries - I'm talkin' Terrible Two here - at a brisk but not killer pace...around 15 hours. Then - when all of your friends are enjoying a post race dinner, you get teleported to the start line of the Tour of the Unknown Coast, and you ride that. THEN, when you finish that, you reach for your cell phone to call for a ride home. But - alas - you remember that you pulled out your phone to do a selfie up on the top of the Sisters climb, and YOU LEFT IT THERE. Now you have to ride back up to get the phone....that's about what he did. A little more than 27,000' of vertical in a day. Who says 'bents can't climb????
Spoiler alert: We're not quite done with 2014 (or maybe 2014 isn't quite done with us!). Next up: I'm racing the 508. I've crewed this race a bunch of times, but I've only raced it once, and that was FIFTEEN YEARS AGO. We are going to party - quitel