Mudfoot Fundo One Hundo
Each year our friends at Mudfoot put on what now seems to be exponentially ridiculous rides / races. This year things got really mental, 100 miles and 14,000 vertical feet of climbing, including the gobsmackingly technical Josephine and Strawberry Peaks – miles of ridiculous single track with several hundred feet of sheer drop off below, usually only ridden by braver MTB’ers – on CX bikes.
This was one of the toughest days I’ve had on the bike in some time -- and riding 60 miles and 5000ft the day before was a foolhardy move – We crushed our way up the Angeles Forest, survived Josephine and Strawberry Peaks single track, had fun descending Upper Big Tujunga with it’s killer little ‘rolling climbs, suffered up the long drawn out grade the Angeles Forest Road to Mill Creek Summit, where Travis saved all of our lives with delicious Tamales… and then it was onto Pacifico Mtn Road (for the second time in 3 weeks!) This time though we climbed up and descended straight into freezing fog. Filled with a Tamale, and not wanting to die of hypothermia, and with the thought of beer pushing me on, I did not stop again until nearly 50 miles later when I rolled into Golden Saddle Cyclery.
It was a brutal day on the bike, but we are proud to be part of such an amazing community here in Los Angeles, that both inspires and supports cyclists, and forces us to push ourselves to experience rides like these. All the love and respect to our friends at Golden Saddle and Mudfoot. To use the local parlance, the Fundo One Hundo was SO MUCH EPICNESS!