07 May 2016

2016-05-07 - Fresno Cycling Club's Kirch Flat Cinco de Mayo Ride

This year's Kirch Flat Cinco de Mayo ride sponsored by the Fresno Cycling club was another hit this year.  Cooler temps and a bit of rain on parts of the course during the day made for some easier riding compared to last year's heat.  Along with a new start/finish venue as Paso Tiempo Park in Clovis, there were some minor route changes to the longer rides.  The intent was to even out the route distances; the reality added to a bit of confusion on the road for some of the riders, and SAG vehicles.  With the exception of one rider who got into a corner too hot on Maxon road, everyone made it back to the finish for barbecue, though, and generally had a great time.

Riders line up at the start.
Event Hostess Yvonne Moreno.
Riders line up at the start.
Jim Johnston's BMW R1200 GS SAG Moto.
Riders line up at the start.
Riders line up at the start.
Riders and SAG from Parker's Team (CVCCA) were also on the course for their own ride.
Pine Flat Lake.
The SAG Mobile at Pine Flat Lake.  (I may have confused a few riders and rest stops as I wasn't on a motorcycle.)
Me and the SAG Mobile at Pine Flat Lake.  (I may have confused a few riders and rest stops as I wasn't on a motorcycle.)
Pine Flat Lake as seen through a rain covered window.
Riders climbing Trimmer Springs Road from Maxon Road toward Trimmer Springs.
Riders climbing Trimmer Springs Road from Maxon Road toward Trimmer Springs.
Riders climbing Trimmer Springs Road from Maxon Road toward Trimmer Springs.
Riders climbing Trimmer Springs Road from Maxon Road toward Trimmer Springs.
The electronic shifting on this tri-recumbent went out. He requested SAG, unfortunately we didn't have any transport big enough to carry him. He got back on his own power, in a single gear.
SAG life: Watching a cyclist through the rearview.