The prep. A week's worth of kits.
The prep. A week's worth of kits.
Cleaned up Almond Butter, my Ruby Disc field test bike. So shiny
Cleaned up Almond Butter, my Ruby Disc field test bike. So shiny
Stage 1. Up and atem
Stage 1. Up and atem
I am joined by Jon, who says he will attempt all 10 stages with me. (He does)
I am joined by Jon, who says he will attempt all 10 stages with me. (He does)
Climbing Mt Madonna - tree down. Jon goes ahead to see if photo angle better on top side. It is not.
Climbing Mt Madonna - tree down. Jon goes ahead to see if photo angle better on top side. It is not.
Jon brought me a present
Jon brought me a present
Chicken apple sausage quinoa/rice bars
Chicken apple sausage quinoa/rice bars
Erick joins on Stage 1, AM, but came up from Morgan Hill side.
Erick joins on Stage 1, AM, but came up from Morgan Hill side.
Stage 1 dun. Now work all day to build up to stage 2
Stage 1 dun. Now work all day to build up to stage 2
Stage 3 (AM stage) sock selection. Hottie sock.
Stage 3 (AM stage) sock selection. Hottie sock.
Stage 4 crew. Picked up a couple extras for the afternoon session. (Brad not shown)
Stage 4 crew. Picked up a couple extras for the afternoon session. (Brad not shown)
Stage 4. Bummer. Previous vid showed me running home to fix, because we were close.
Stage 4. Bummer. Previous vid showed me running home to fix, because we were close.
Stage 5. Jon's Van Dammage kit is the best.
Stage 5. Jon's Van Dammage kit is the best.
I now have QOM on both sides of Madonna descents. Yes.
I now have QOM on both sides of Madonna descents. Yes.
Tour de Tree is rough. I started taking noonday naps to get me through the day.
Tour de Tree is rough. I started taking noonday naps to get me through the day.
Grail glove has really helped my ulnar issue. Not just saying that 'cause I work here.
Grail glove has really helped my ulnar issue. Not just saying that 'cause I work here.
Joined by some ladies for Stage 6. Jon and I continued for what was toughest stage (extra climbing up White/Bonita road). Kate went up Eureka. Legend.
Joined by some ladies for Stage 6. Jon and I continued for what was toughest stage (extra climbing up White/Bonita road). Kate went up Eureka. Legend.
Invited over for leftovers. Couldn't refuse. We ate in silence, both really tired.
Invited over for leftovers. Couldn't refuse. We ate in silence, both really tired.
It's the 5am rollout that kills. But again, we go. Stage 7.
It's the 5am rollout that kills. But again, we go. Stage 7.
#commutelove I do love my commute.
#commutelove I do love my commute.
Stage 9 fueling. Am rollout fueled by Peanut Butter.
Stage 9 fueling. Am rollout fueled by Peanut Butter.
This is saving me. Old secret that touring cyclists will know.
This is saving me. Old secret that touring cyclists will know.
We are really excited for the last day. Stage 9 is underway!
We are really excited for the last day. Stage 9 is underway!
Stage 10 prep. Each rider is responsible for one tallboy portage.
Stage 10 prep. Each rider is responsible for one tallboy portage.
Joined by gritsinnyc. She took part in final stage celebration.
Joined by gritsinnyc. She took part in final stage celebration.
They are warm. And shaken.
They are warm. And shaken.
Horray, we finished!
Horray, we finished!
The damage.
The damage.