Here is the poster I made for the event. This ride was supposed to just be a team event but with most of the team unable to make the ride the invite went out to the bay area CX community and we had nearly 40riders.
The bulk of the riders met at Corralitos for the 60 mile round trip to San Juan Bautista. Lots of different types of bikes were on hand.
Here was a re-grouping spot after one of the days two flat tires. The sky threatened rain all day but not a drop fell.
Going up the dirt climb the rains of the previous week made for a sticky muddy situation. About 3/4 of the way up folks were forced to carry their bikes and un-clog the areas around the brakes for the remaining climb.
At the top we were treated to a great view before a screaming muddy downhill. Bikes got sideways in the slippery conditions and some of the bikes got clogged with mud again.
High above the lunch destination the sky was dramatic and the air was very clean. This was the highest point of the day.
At the finish a barbeque was planned but instead the main course was beer. Lots of tired but happy people were in the park in front of Corralitos store.
Here's my bike after the ride. It was a lot muddier at the top of the climb-Dumpstervaagen passed the test of mud, rocks and ruts. Maybe next year we will do another one of these-mixed terrain rides.