pre-ride #2 complete
course is super dry, sandy almost... ha, ha...
course is very similar to sea otter - it's always going up or down. a few flat places, but not that often, and if you are going downhill at a high rate of speed, you need to watch out for ruts from hell.
climbs are a mix of graduals, false flats, short and steep - but in general, they are wide open, non-technical and open to the sun and elements.
just how i like 'em.
lack of trees/cover is good for the spectating as you can see riders from miles off (should make for some cool night spectating) but can also be bad if storms/rain come in as nothing stops the wind and/or rain from hitting you.
and if it rains - what little sand covers the ground turns to clay. oh the fun i had with this at sea otter.
luckily, weather man says the forecast is good - highs in the mid 70's and low's in the mid 50's. much better then the 105 degrees it was when i got into san jose.
other then that, just hanging out and resting.
dan the man has landed and is in route to monterey and today i ran into one of the tough aussie's - john claxton. watch out for him and andrew bell - they are sure to start putting the hammer down at 12:00:01 on saturday.. they left behind winter in their homeland to come out to race in monterey.
that's it. slow internet connection is killing me, so i may not be able to get a ton of pics up until monday or so. a few more posts will be completed before saturday, so stay tuned.