|Somewhere in there is Jody and Marty.|
On Sunday, Jody and I headed up to the 1st ever Tour de King put on by Chico Racing. The temperature was pretty cool when we left, and we crossed our fingers and hoped the rain would hold off. One tricky thing about racing, or even riding in this weather is debating about what to wear. You never wanna be cold out there, but we all know that as soon as you get moving it doesn't take long to warm up on a bicycle.
The 50km race had about 400 people participating and it started out like a pure MTB event. Twisty, technical single track was the order of business for the first 15k's before the course ended with mostly paved and gravel roads. About halfway through it started to rain, a very cold and pelting rain I might add.
At the end there was a hot BBQ lunch waiting for us but because of the rain and a clear lack of a warm, walled shelter it was not ideal. Ever tried to enjoy lunch, cold, wet and shivering? Not fun.
Next year? Only if it's a nice day.