Fun event. Very quasi-race, half organized ride, low key type thing.
Since winner got first choice of prize wine I dug deep for the win over former mountain bike pro and Wenatchee resident Jason Jablonski.
If you’ve seen the movie Sideways you know the importance of wine choice, “We’re not drinking any F-ing Merlot!!
A low key start, fireworks (of the cycling kind) on the first gravel hill, a well stocked aid station half way through (cookies AND 7.5 ounce cokes?! where am I? Central France?) and lots and lots of gravel climbing.
A Lasagne feed afterwards where it was nice to chat with some of the non-racer types that make the “organized ride” circuit around the northwest.
Some photos and info from last sundays Grand Fondo Ephrata can be found here: