Wanted to chip in with the Bay Area contingent goings on... John and I rode the House of Pain ride on Saturday. Chad has done this ride in the recent past and Tim helped start the ride back in the 90's? So the four of us are acquainted with it.
Starting from Walnut Creek out to Livermore and back, it's your typical race/ride: a couple of sprint spots and hard riding guys trying to win them. Wish I had taken some pics of it... I will next time around. Hoping to get some of the Fresno guys up to do a ride before the season starts.
There's usually a whole of Pegasus, some MS, some EMC, sundry list of other riders. Triatheletes squirrelling around us as well at times.