My Nevada City readers (if you're still out there) will not be impressed by the elevation gain on this ride -- I start at 60 feet -- but the winds here are tough, folks. And they come from the side so there's no relief in a round trip. 

Still, I'm pretty sure this is my first 20 mile ride since I moved to California six years ago. It's probably equal to a 4 mile ride up in the hills but I'm trying to dig out of a sedentary hole to ride a metric century, so it's a good baby step. 

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