Saturday, September 29th
Notice how I deftly maneuvered myself into a crowd of men at the start of Levi's 2012 GranFondo. Then again, with 7,000 participants, this wasn't exactly hard. Can you spot The Boyfriend? He's the one in cycling clothes. While we waited in the chilly foggy early morning light, I met 2 guys (geez, what a surprise you say) from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA. People come from all over for this wonderful event, including some celebrities, like Patrick Dempsey and The Fat Cyclist. Let's get started.
Our morning began in mist until mile 42. Love the signs in Sonoma County, like "Born and Grazed here." Adorable.
And romantic. The route is spectacular made even more so by the spectators cheering us on everywhere.
Anyway, I had a swell time. What a day. What an event. Interestingly, my time was exactly as it was for 2009.
Just the Stats:
12.9 avg mph
33 mph descent
4 hr 47 min