So the National mtb team camp has finished up in Oxnard, Ca and it was great. Every year the national team keeps getting better. The athletes, staff and general atmosphere is so positive and fun to be a part of.
We did some really good rides there through the mountains. Our most epic day had us climbing 0ver 2500 m to some beautiful views and a great descent. It was kinda crazy chasing fast guys down brand new descents, but luckily I had my BCBR partner’s wheel to follow and Geoff led me safely down to Sea Level.
Another day had the park rangers out chasing after us, but apparently we were the first people to ever evade their road blocks (and completely unintentionally) we had no idea we had crossed onto off limit trails at any point but luckily we were on and off them quickly enough to not be a problem! Poor Scott had to do the appeasing work as he waited by the uhaul for us and our bikes.
The road rides were equally beautiful and the neighbouring town of ventura offered some great coffee at Palermo and an awesome restaurant cafe Fiore. Good food, coffee and riding. I may be back to visit this little touted town of Oxnard.
Peter takes us to the best Java in Ventura at Palermo