Just got back from my first bicycle ride of '05, and the first as a “double-nickeler.” Not much to brag about — 12.72 miles in 1:01 — but I'm happy with the fact that I just got out on my birthday. I've done fewer than a dozen bike rides since I was sick back in October, and I considered skipping today given the 32-degree temperature. (A wind chill calculator tells me my exposed parts suffered an 18-degree wind chill factor as I raced down to Lake Washington.) Other than feeling cold and lazy, I'm all right. Wore my booties, ski mask, and Gor-tex jacket in addition to the bicycling gear.
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West Coast bike ride calendar
all-day CA: V3 Septemberfest
CA: V3 Septemberfest
Sep 21 all-day
Choose from the following ride lengths: 100 Mile: A challenging century ride filled with a variety of scenic climbs taking you around the far stretches of the beautiful East Bay. The ride features two climbs to 1,600 ft. and throws in some rolling hills to make a total ascent of 4,573 ft. The route …