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    2004 Wine Country Metric Century Ride Report
    (Saturday, May 01 in Santa Rosa, CA.)

    See also my photo album from this ride

    - rolled out @ 7:34
    - foggy cool morning, nice ride w/Sarah and Libby
    - pretty crossing of river on bridge in fog
    - arr @ RS1 @ 8:20
    - inattentive folks leaned bikes on poison oak despite caution tape and
      numerous signs warning them not to
    - just lovely ride through dry creek valley as the fog lifted from both my
      head and the road
    - arr @ RS2 @ 10
    - lunchy stuff here at warm springs dam visitor center
    - good made-to-order (if slowly) sandwiches, potatoes, pretzels, etc
    - saw Susan and Kristin
    - nice ride through Alexander Valley to AV School
    - arr @ RS3 @ 12:03
    - pleasant climb on Chalk Hill Rd.
    - silly me decided not to use granny gear, so got a bit of a workout
    - arr @ ? @ 13:11
    - arr @ finish @ 13:30
    - tasty BBQ chicken from Willie Bird's
    

    Ride Stats:
    Distance: 61.2mi
    Total Time: 5h 56m
    On-bike Time: 4h 23m
    Average Speed: 14.0mph
    Maximum Speed: 37.2mph
    Total Climbing: ~1,800'

    Ride Rating: overall
    Difficulty: 4
    Support: 8 - lots of SAG vehicles, intersection control, and rest stop staff
    Food: 8
    Route: 6
    Overall: 7


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