This week-end was the 200km San Diego brevet. I've done it already twice so I know pretty well the hard climbs. Kerin was going too, so we carpooled - I was very happy with this, I always prefer if somebody else is driving. Plus, I had never been in a Prius before.
The ride was good with a few killing climbs and plenty of great landscapes. The only problem was that I had packed the wrong shoes. I had mountain bike pedals on the bike but took the road bike shoes, and Pasadena was too far to go back home and grab the correct ones. So I put back my street shoes on and did the ride with them. It was not convenient at all to push on small clipless pedals with street shoes, but I didn't find any bike shop so I kept going. At some point I was riding with Ron, who had a broken spoke on a wheel with few spokes (the wheel wobbled a lot), and Ed whose left shifter was broken, so I thought my situation was not too bad ! It took me about 10 hours to complete the 200km and 7000ft of climbing, about the same time as the previous years.