We got together for our annual training camp in Santa Cruz was last weekend. The weather cooperated perfectly. Heavy rains from the preceding weeks then a dry spell made for perfectly tacky trails. Bekah in Hood River, Kevin in Boulder, and Liz in Colorado Springs have been dealing with low winter temps and wet weather all season. The sunny weather in the 70’s made the decision to make the long trip out that much easier.
Saturday was our long ride. We started in Aptos and rode up to the Soquel Demonstration Forest. Our first lap was down the new Flow trail. All we can say is well done MBOSC! The trail just–doesn’t–stop with six different amazingly flowly segments. Not used to flow-style trails, Liz was having the time of her life. We got one more lap in with the Demo classic the Braille Trail before taking some sweet single track back down to Aptos. It was a big day at 6+ hrs on the bike.
Day two was a quick romp on the campus trails before the out of towners needed to get back on their planes. It was a great trip and a great chance for us to get together which has gotten harder with everyone living in different states. So excited for an amazing season of racing!