Weather: Sunny Temp: 70 deg.
Accessories: Merino Socks
What a month. Sometimes it's good NOT to know you're biting off a bit too much. Riding for thirty straight days turned out to be the easiest part of the series. The photography and daily publishing duties overwhelmed the hours on the bike. The late nights piled up towards the end... I'm not sure I'd have managed a month with 31 days.
I owe a huge debt to my wife Juli for spending countless hours shooting the clothing and rides and putting up with all the art direction. My friends Brendan, Tim and TJ who rode with me in the bay area. Slate and Daniel for dragging me along in the quest for Otto Miller then literally pushing me back to Portland on "the 30" with a mechanical problem. My heartfelt thanks to the entire Rapha family, Continental riders and UK HQ, the prolific Brian Palmer of the washingmachinepost for encouragement and lending me his audience for a week. Finally to all who followed the series, commented and contributed, merci.
I put together a few highlights from the month.
- Total Miles: 786
- Climbing: 14,500 feet
- Weight Loss: 2 lbs
- Favorite Ride: Mines Road
- Hardest Ride: Sierra Road
- Flats: 0
- Most Fun: Otto Miller
- Photos Published: 162
- Favorite Rapha Piece: Red Rapha Light Weight Softshell Jacket
- Most Practical: Rapha Stowaway Jacket
- Favorite Combo: Rapha Bib Shorts, Fixed Base Layer and Light Weight Softshell Jacket
- Favorite Accessory: Rapha Winter Hat