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The Yonder Journal Mythical State of Jefferson Brovet

Flashback to July. I was in considerably good shape, coming off a lot of base miles in the early spring with China and Australia, back to back. After those two countries, I kept pushing myself to be a more fit cyclist. Why? Because I knew this Brovet was coming up and I had something to prove. Both to myself and my friends, who had heckled me incessantly since my bonking in Pittsburgh. Let’s just say, I was ready.

My equipment was dialed, my fitness was in-line and aside from a MTB wreck the week before, I was in tip top shape. The initial talks of the route had numbers like 250 miles and over 30,000′ of climbing. After we completed the route, it turned out to be around 235 miles and 18,000′. Still, no small feat.

Look, it was hot, tough and with around 10 people in our group, it was the largest Brovet ride yet. Was it fun? You bet your ass! It’s amazing how enjoyable rides like this can be when you’ve got the fitness. You’ve already read Yonder’s report, so here are my photos from the ride, in as accurate of an order as I can recall.

  • http://pntmagazine.com/ PNT

    that’s the kind of riding we will do this summer. Thanks for this set in middle of winter!

  • hans

    really great set man, thanks.

  • shankshiv

    Mts. are rad.

  • Mo Shizzle

    Would you, by any chance, have a few pictures of the other guy’s bikes?
    Beautiful set, as always.

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      I don’t… :-( but will try to at some point!

  • A. Smith

    Nice Brovet guys! This is my backyard. In fact, the cue-sheet actually rolls past my house just before Jacksonville, Or.

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      Your neighborhood is amazing!!