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Naked Mountain Goats in California

Sharon and Melissa, the Naked Team mountain goats, take off for the Santa Monica Mountains in California. And while we’re jealous, it won’t be for long! We’ll be in Moab by the weekend at our team camp!

On Sunday March 3rd we took off for California. It was a bumpy start with one of our friends getting a speeding ticket on his way to the airport and another one missing her flight. We were not sure what would await us once we landed in Cali. Once we arrived the shuttle was there and our rental car ready.

We drove to Agoura Hills where the cycling camp was being based out of. Once we got there we put our bikes together and went out for a spin to make sure we weren’t going to leave any bike parts on the side of the road.

Day 1 was going to be 59 miles with 6800 vertical feet of climbing. I thought to myself “are the mountain goats ready?” Melissa was busy asking 1000 questions and as usual her anxieties were sky high. After the millionth question I said to her “have I ever taken you on any climb that you couldn’t do”? She smiled her usual beautiful smile and decided to trust the older wiser mountain goat.