It’s only February, but it looks like my fall schedule is already starting to fill up.
Or should I say Phil up?
Cycling Pro, cult favorite and international cookie connoisseur Phil Gaimon announced this week that the dream ride that will forever be known as the Malibu Gran Cookie Dough will be coming Sunday, November 6th.
Ride details have yet to be announced, but what more do you have to know other than the ride taking place up in the Santa Monica Mountains. Knowing Phil, I’m sure he’s not going to let anyone off easy. Do I expect Decker Canyon or Yerba Buena to be part of the itinerary? Probably. He’s that sinister.
Another interesting angle of this ride is the dirt option. I’m pretty sure this isn’t of the mountain bike variety, but there are a lot of roads in the hills that you can get by putting 28mm or even 25mm tires on your bike.
Mr. CiclaValley loves heading out to these fire roads with my cyclocross in tow, but this terrain might be a great excuse for Phil and I to angle for one of these.
If the Santa Monica Mountains aren’t enough, wait until you hear about the post ride fair. It’s no secret that Phil has an
on again / on again love affair for cookies and these desserts will get their just due!
For me, I’d be fine after a century with a box of Chips Ahoy, but that’s probably what makes me such a loser and unable to draw any interest from a UCI level team. Yes, it’s that fine of a line.
Celebrity chef Jeff Mahin, of Stella Barra Pizzeria and M Street Kitchen, will be providing cookies if you’re fortunate enough to finish. I’ll I have to know about the guy is that he went to Cal, so I know we’ll be in good hands.
If you want to stay in the loop as things unfold, go to the ride’s webpage at http://www.philsfondo.com/ and sign up for updates as they come. Of course, you’ll have to accept cookies to get through the page!