35.9 miles, 3:08:51 moving time, 4,111 ft, 120 suffer score, 41 Strava trophies
Cool crisp SoCal morning. It was 35F on the way to the ride. Club started at Jones Coffee.
Peter, Zach, Kirk, David, Rich, Phil, DaveR, DaveB, Jonathan, John, Peter, Gregg, John, MikeK, BrianB, Richard, Margot, PaulM, Lisa, Paul, Bryan, Henry, Brent, Luis and me. Hello’s and Happy New Years.
Introduction of 2015 PTC Board members. DaveR – Social, Peter – Secretary, Elizabeth- Race, Derek – Marketing, Sebastian – Treasurer, and Me- President.
Introduction of PTC Club Leaders. Lynda – Saturday Rides. PeterDay – Bricks. Luis – Sunday Beginner Rides. Dino- Big Bike Week. I hear Gail might do a Polar Bear Swim too.
We rolled up to Pasadena City Hall for Annual PTC Club Picture Day.
Heather, a friend of Peter and a professional photo and video person took our picture this year! and, there’s a silly pictures of us too.
Back: Henry, Phil, Richard, DaveB, Ryan, PaulB, Rich, Gregg, PeterD, NeilG, Lucas.
Middle: Brent, Margot, Bryan, Kirk, PeterN, Jonathan, Zach, Gail, NeilK, Corrina, John
Front: DaveR, Michel, Luis, Brian, DavidB, Lisa, John, MikeK, Joe, Catherine, PaulM, Lynda.
We rode in a big circle around the city counter clockwise hitting all the hills. We saw the Rose Parade Floats sitting on Sierra Madre Blvd. We went by Eaton Canyon, Top of Lake,Chaney Trail. Chaney is 20%+ that one is nuts. and a mile long.
Descanso Gardens, Hampstead, Sugarloaf. That one is 16%. Also nuts.
St. Augustine. 14%. ok you get the idea.
We rolled back along Linda Vista and up Glen Oaks, above the Rose Bowl, and to the End of the World.
Coffee and snacks and stories, back at Jones Coffee. Well done for of the year!
I heard one of the Johns went down in a shady, sandy, hilly spot. Minor flesh wound. Bike and phone ok. I was glad to see him smiling at the end of the ride.