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Distance: 59.8 miles    Elevation: 3,594 feet

Elevation in the ride:

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Day 2 was always going to be better than the first. 60 miles doesn’t really scratch the surface of the 620 we were going to be doing over the course of the week! There weren’t too many climbs on day 2, and we could use it as a recovery for the 113 beast we were faced with on day 3.

We started off in Watsonville where we had spent the night after the first day of the trip and the first 20 miles was really easy on the legs. I stayed up the front of the pack for the first section and blitzed along at 25mph behind the front support vehicle; these guys do such a fabulous job giving moral, and edible support to the riders – thank-you all!


After a few more miles through some idyllic landscapes, the group were sent down a cycle track separate from the road, and away from the support vehicles; we were all hoping for no punctures! This was a really nice section of the day where we could cycle down a purpose built track for a few miles as a group.

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After we had done this we spent some time cycling at a steady pace through some other lovely bits of Californian countryside until we reached a ‘nice’ hilly section, the first of the day. There were some crazy steep climbs here; nothing particularly difficult but it was challenging none-the-less and certainly didn’t leave us feeling particularly great about the 8000ft to climb on day 3!

The day ended in some magical woodland after a couple of small(ish) hills where we found our lodging for the night. The group spent an evening drinking beer, eating food and paddling in a little brook next to the accommodation – it was a perfect way to end a nice and easy 60 miles ride!

Here are a few more pictures from the day:

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  • Diana Ray-Mathur

    Well done so far. Keep up the great cycling. Sounds like you’re having fun and fellowship too. God bless. Luc and Diana.

  • hi

    But you all look so happy! Everyone knows that Lycra clad cyclist have a ‘Serious face’ on them 24/7 😉

    Thank you for posting and i really love the pictures. Everyone looks amazingly happy

    • Cor… it’s taken me a while to reply! You have to battle through the lycra clad stern faces!. So much pain, but so much achievement! Thankyou for your support! xx