Yesterday I rode my third consecutive Death Ride - yay me - and I enjoyed it quite a lot. The weather was nicer than in previous years; I thought it was going to be hot, but it wasn't, and it didn't hail or rain on the final climb. And I felt reasonably strong on that final 15 miler up to the Carson Pass, all things considered... for the record, I finished in 9:48, a personal best by about 20 minutes.
route profile - click to enbiggen
As usual I managed a few snaps for your perusal (and please click to enbiggen)...
After the ride I met my brother Jeroen, cousin Anita, and her husband Tom at the Lake Topaz Lodge for an amazing prime rib accompanied by a '95 Stag's Leap Artimus. The perfect recovery meal :)