My First Double Century

First double century, done and dusted.

With a few delays along the way, riding from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara and back took us just under 12 hours.  That's a fair amount of saddle time and definitely my longest ride (by far) to date!

Thanks to Leo for all the great pictures, and to La Grange for organizing a great event!

Strava link and Relive recap after the photos.

Gasping for breath at the top of Mt. Pepperdine.

Gasping for breath at the top of Mt. Pepperdine.

Carb up!

Carb up!

The man himself!  Leo crashed on a gnarly descent about a week before this ride.

The man himself!  Leo crashed on a gnarly descent about a week before this ride.

Moral support / snack attacker!  

Moral support / snack attacker!  

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Stella, are you riding back with us?

Stella, are you riding back with us?

Early days...still have a smile on my face!

Early days...still have a smile on my face!

Only 1 flat for the whole ride, so no complaints from me.

Only 1 flat for the whole ride, so no complaints from me.

Getting close to Santa Barbara!

Getting close to Santa Barbara!

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My feeling when I realized how far we had to go...

My feeling when I realized how far we had to go...

Chasing sunlight.

Chasing sunlight.

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Thanks to La Grange for organizing such a great event!

Thanks to La Grange for organizing such a great event!

Latha Duncan