I successfully knocked off several firsts this past weekend. I traveled for a brevet for the first time, did my first ride with the Santa Cruz Randonneurs (headed by RUSA President Lois Springsteen), rode on Hwy on a sub 70-pound bike for the first time, and did my first sub-9 hour 200k (8:36).
Yet again I lucked out on the weather. It was sunny and pleasant all day Saturday during my ride and it rained all day sunday the day after. Other highlights included meeting Lois (RUSA #8) and Susan G (RUSA #19). The pace was extremely fast, but I felt great the evening after. I made it back home in time to go to the Flamenco performance with my family.
Total mileage for the year is now at 1742km