Fred Egley // Mini Epic

I pre-rode this course in February on my Crux gravel bike and had planned on racing the course in April, but got too busy, forgot until Friday April 29th and realized I could do it the next day. From the pre-ride I knew that I’d perform much better on the Epic on my Epic! Conditions were also Epic, perfect temperature, just a slight breeze, trails not crowded, did get caught by a few long stoplights, and I should have read some of the ride reports as the poison oak really grew into the trail a lot since February. It’s a good thing the finish was at REI where I bought the very last Tecnu poison oak scrub they had in stock. Thanks to the Bay Area Epic crew for throwing this challenge out there! I really enjoyed it!