I need to design a 200-miles-in-two-days course for myself this fall. It’s a make-up for a ride that I didn’t get to do this summer. I’m calling it, at Sara’s suggestion, the Josh Kornbluth Invitational — but I have no idea whether anyone else will participate!
I mentioned this in an e-blast, and I got a bunch of cool suggestions, which I’ll sort through. I know that I want the ride (rides, actually — over a weekend) to happen in and around Berkeley. My thinking is that the first day will have lots of (effing) hills — to establish my street cred with other cyclists — and that the second day will be kind of a progressive tour of Berkeley (and environs), passing by notable places where people have stood up for themselves, organized, etc. (Also, I’m planning to stop by as many Peet’s coffee shops as possible; a friend of mine has courses she describes as “two-Peet’s,” “three-Peet’s,” etc.)
I like the idea of getting most of the climbing over with the first day!
First thing to do, I guess. is figure out the dates. …