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Solstice22, didn't do hair for date.

by DynamicDbytheC on March 23, 2014   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Escondido, CA. 0630 getting ready for the St. Paddy's Punishment Ride.
St Paddy’s Palomar Punishment
Saturday, March 22, 2014

I rode the Punishment Ride in about the same time that the Belgium Boys, one who was my date, rode the Supreme Punishment Ride. That was double punishment for my ego.

‘Pain’ – 55 miles, 7,500 ft
‘Punishment’ – 64 miles, 8,500 ft
‘Punishment Plus’ – 80 miles, 10,000 ft
‘Supreme Punishment’ – 97 miles, 11,000 ft


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