Breakfast of Champions: With a tough 110 miles of cycling planned for the day, an early morning donut stop in Monterey is mandatory.
Crossing the Salinas Valley, a few drops of rain begin to fall.
San Juan Grade: The day’s first climb.
Cyclists gather at the foot of the 10 mile climb to Fremont Peak.
It’s a long, hard climb and the higher you get, the colder and wetter it gets. Is this really late May?
Not a day to linger at the summit: Cyclists take off for a quick descent to the bakery in San Juan Bautista.
Almost home: At 107 miles into a hilly ride, the final climb can’t be over soon enough!