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2023: Early Season Events

  Cotharin Road.                                      Mulholland Double Century This year was a really rainy year in California but we really lucked out as far as it effecting the events. It is funny that in the past few years when we were in severe drought, we had rain on many of the events early on in the season.   CAMINO REAL DOUBLE CENTURY I started off my season with the Camino Real Double Century. I was staffing the ride as usual, being a SAG support driver this year so I could not do the event on event day.  Like I do often, I did a staff ride. I decided to do it the day before the event so I would not have to make two trips down to the Irvine area, one to ride and one to staff.  My sister lives in San Juan Capistrano, just a few miles off the course, so I stayed at her place at the country club. It was really nice. I started Friday morning at about 4:30 am and rode up to the course which was just about 3 miles up the hill from her place.  Once on course, I rode through Rancho S