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Primavera Century

Looking forward to seeing a close friend and her Merkur later in the day, I had extra motivation to go fast on this “short” 100-miler. Both up and down beautiful Calaveras Road, I was flying on this day with near-perfect weather. I was out of the house at 6:30 a.m. and back before 1:00 p.m. Not bad!

Ride Summary

  • 94 mi
  • 16.0 mph, moving average.
  • 6.3 hours overall; 6:30-12:50
  • max speed: 43.5 mph


  • Scenery: 4
  • Support/Organization: 4
  • Food: 4
  • Relative difficulty: 3+ Some significant climbs.
  • Overall Rating: 4
Calaveras Reservoir, foothills
four black cows and a white cow off Calaveras Rd.
Following a strong rider who was on an old ten-speed and blasting through the winding backroads by the Calaveras Reservoir.
Calaveras Road geatured many rollers and hairpin turns.