Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Tour De Francis Post Ride report
Sorry jack (everyone)sa late na reply. nagkaflu kase ako dahil sa ginaw..
We (Ronald Magcauas, Julius De Jesus, Leian Cruz, Frank Gatdula, Maui Reynante, Jeff Lancero and me) left Stockton at around 9PM friday night and arrived at the hotel at around 2AM, got almost to hours sleep. when we dressing up for the ride i found out that i brought the wrong jersey (my wife's Siclista jersey), GRRRRR!!! i tried to put it on but it's too small for me. i wear a base layer and Frank G lend me his Wind Vest (Luzvimin) and frank also mistakenly bring two wind vest without bringing a jersey. it was cold outside around 38F, and we went to Caistaic Lake park. we got lost twice in the park and we saw a bunch of riders going down and we found that were late... no time for registration so we decided to ride with them. they do have a helmet number and bib number and i saw the other has a number on their bikes.
on the first mile of ride it's climbing right away. we started at the end of the group so i decided to crawl up to the front and pass riders one by one. until there's five of us leading the ride. when we got to the top i decided to eat my breakfast so i let them go within my sight. suddenly when saw the groupette ahead of me there's two riders going away, i found out that the first KOM points is almost a mile so idecided to chase them, but these two guys are strong like a goat. i ended up taking the third in KOM points but later i found out that i was disqualified coz i'm not registered. When we got to the first SAG Stop at lake elizabeth i didn't notice that the group left already, when i tried to follow them it was too late, with head wind and i'm to lazy to chase them. i saw leian and Ron and yelled them that i will wait for them, we rode together up to the next SAG Stop Mile 50, at the SAG STOP they do have hot Soup, Sport drink mix, bread, banana, water, cliff bar, powerbar, and it was cold there, i almost cut my ride and ride the SAG CAR but we decided to finish it, we rode together on the first climb again with maui, jeff, ron and me, Leian can't ride anymore, he's freezinnn, i tried to pull them but it's only Ron who can hang on, i was very cold that time so i decided to hammer it down, sorry guys.... i rode solo for a while and passing riders one by one. the good thing is we finish the ride, my computer log a total of 98.9 miles with 6h33min total ride time. Elevation,, i hear that it's more than 9000ft total accent from the other guy with GPS. at the finish line there's a lot of food and they present us a plaque of appreciation for participation, i will present it at our XMAS party. all i can say is tthey did a great job organizing such event. it's perfect. there's a lot of SAG Car, Volunteers, FOODs, WATER, Gatorade, BANANA, and Photographer.complete with cowhorn pa. BTW the winner of the KOM is the White Guy i think Kieth from SFVBC, and Overall took by RAffy of MIRA MISA CYCLING CLUB (this pinoy guy is like a goat!!!! sana nakita nyo kung paano sya mag accelerate sa accent parang si contador) i don't know what happen why he lost the KOM.
Thank you sa ADOBO. it's a great event, we love it!
here are the two links of pictures got from adobo:
photo link from adobo1