Dammit! If only I’d known about this before it happened, I would have found a way to be in California for it: the Tour of the California Alps Death Ride. The five-pass ride, up and over Monitor Pass, Ebbets Pass, and Carson Pass, is 129 miles with 15,000’+ of climbing. And it’s not super far from Lake Tahoe, so I could have made a side trip to see my family before or after. This totally would have been the perfect ride for me–long, super hilly, in the Sierra Nevadas, happened, oh, 8 days ago. Dammit!
Next year for sure:)