Power and courage

Two demonstrations of power and courage.
The Strade Bianche race in Italy today did not disapoint. Multiple sections of white gravel roads, 18% grades, crazy narrow Italian roads... a good one. The video link above is for the last 50 minutes of racing (in Italian). If you just want to see the last 2 kms and the crushing attack to win, skip ahead to about 44 minutes. Race report from Cyclingnews.
Insane skills. Whether you do or don't mountain bike, that video is worth watching.

Some of us went out for the Blossom Ride this morning. I've never done that one before and apparently the route was reversed this year. The weather and scenery were spectacular.