Today was another cold start at 48 degrees, overcast, and windy. Our route was mostly on Monterey County Route G16 to Greenfield, followed by side roads to King City.
|Start of the day|
The initial 20 miles of the ride had over 2000 feet of climb. The climb started gradually and then kicked up to 10% around mile 12. Eventually, the sun came out just before the day's only SAG stop at mile 19.
|Mike was following us in the van up the first climb|
Eventually, we topped out at about 2500 feet and started a winding descent of about ten miles through another valley.
|On the initial ascent|
|On the descent towards Greenfield|
|Jeff and Mark|
Approaching the town of Greenfield, the land became agricultural. We saw vineyards and fields of red onion and broccoli. I rode with Mark Weisbarth, Jeff Douglas, and Gary Weinstein most of the day. Mark had a flat tire, his second, about a mile and a half from the hotel.
|Mountains on one side, farmland on the other|
Though we were not near the coast today, the scenery was very nice and it was a pleasant day for cycling.