OK, time to put all that riding I did in Mexico to good use. Early tomorrow morning, I’m starting an individual-time-trail (ITT) of the Stagecoach 400. I’m doing an ITT instead of heading out with the group start because it conflicts with my next race (the Arizona Trail Race 750).
This is the first of five bikepacking races that I plan to do this summer.
Stagecoach is a 365-mile loop. The route drops out of the mountains from Idyllwild, CA, and heads across the Anza-Borrego desert. Then, it climbs back into the mountains near Julian, drops to the coast along San Diego, and heads back inland to Idyllwild.
When I start tomorrow, the temperature is supposed to be just above freezing. Training in Mexico didn’t exactly prepare me for the cold…
You can check my progress on the map below. Yeehaw!