I'm glad I did. Phil's Cookie Fondo (http://www.philsfondo.com) was very well-managed with a big rider turnout, well-marked roads, great support along the way and a variety of good food at the start/finish in Camarillo. The wind was pretty insane for part of the ride, but that didn't take away anything from this warm and sunny day in the hills and along the coast.
If you're not familiar with Phil you should be. He's one of the best climbers on the planet. The day after we all rode with him in his Fondo he jumped on a flight to do a 105 km climb in Taiwan. He finished that race four places in front of Tour de France winner Cadel Evans, and only five places back from Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali who just retired from the pro peloton this year.
Be sure to add the Cookie Fondo to your fun cycling plans for 2018!
Happy Halloween!! 🎃