Its not everyday you get the chance to go for a ride with and Olympic Gold medalist but that is just what happened this morning. Alexi Grewal joined IC3 for a morning ride up Morgan Territories on his vintage looking Trek road bike. It was really wet when I left my house in Livermore so I opted for Jake The Snake with fenders and cross tyres (this bike is pretty heavy and I regretted choosing it once we got to the climb).
The pace was pretty brisk from the start although we did have a lengthy puncture stop. I was already regretting coming out on the Kona as the roads were bone dry. The climb up Morgan territories was as nasty as I remembered it to be and our Olympic guest rode off into the distance whilst I struggled along a bit over geared and under legged. It also got really hot on the climb.
A Picture of us at the top:
The descent was very sedate and then we pretty much hammered it all the way to Pleasanton with a fast rotating paceline. I ran out of gears on the fast tailwind section but got away in a 2 man break which was fun.