Sunday, March 9, 2008
Solvang Century, March 8, 2008
I had the privilege to coach Team Estrogen of the Winter TNT team Solvang. Our team consisted of 9 females and 2 males. We had a glorious time. We started in foggy cool weather (40's) from town and quickly became immersed in vineyards. We then, traversed thru suburban areas and then,cycled into the interior among vineyards and agricultural terrains. It warmed up to the 70's and became a sunny balmy day. The best was descending into Solvang after some glorious climbs in the last 40 miles. Our team cycled among 4000 cyclists from all over for 102 miles and 5500 feet of climbing. One noted highlight: Toyota United Pro Team cycled this event and our team had requests to be photographed for their website while we took a break around mile 68. The above photo is the entire Solvang Team for TNT.