2010 I Care Classic South County Century & Bicycle Tour

The 19th annual I Care Classic ride (presented by the Almaden Super Lions Club) was on May 15th, 2010.


Paramit corporation hosted the staging area and registration.  They love microwaves.  or hot food.

wall of microwaves

The ride was really well supported with plentiful sugary home-baked rest stops.  I ate a lot of m&ms and cookies that day.  yum.

great homebaked food

The ride was a little foggy in the morning, especially once you got up in the hills a bit:

foggy gilroy hot springs

and sometimes sunny

sunny gilroy hot springs

the fog was wonderful though:

beautiful fog
more beautiful fog

there was an accident somewhere on the route where a car apparently hit a telephone pole, requiring that the road be closed while PG&E conduct repairs.  we lost about 30 miles of our ride but we were able to make up 20 miles of it elsewhere on uvas rd.


Brook hooked me up with some flashy handlebar tape:

rockin the gold handlebar tape

el toro brewing company was nearby, so beers were in order:

beer to cap it off

Tierra Bella century: April 2010

another intermission post with photos from the beautiful tierra bella ride last month. ~6400ft of climbing on a gorgeous day in the south bay.

beautiful start
two horses on the climb up gilroy hot springs
henry coe is no joke
enough oreos to make your stomach hurt
wonderful support