With the Downieville Classic coming up this weekend, the boys decided to pre-ride the course. We loaded the vans and headed over the hills and down along the Yuba River to the mountain hamlet.
A long, hot climb greeted us with open arms, gaining 3000 feet in one shot, topping out at 7000.
The huge amounts of late-season snow turned into melting rivers of mud and overflowing creeks, but spirits were far from dampened.
3.5 hours and 5000 feet of climbing later and the boys are ready for a river plunge and food!