I wasn't sure if 2016 F2G2 was going to happen because at the Geylock Century, they were saying that it was iffy whether they were going to do it this year. When I saw someone I follow on Strava doing F2G2 Route Recon that is when I knew the event was on, however, it was really, really late.
I left Cantebury Farm a half an hour early before the official start. At my usual pace I figured I would get to the first rest stop at opening time. The temperature today was interesting. It was one of those dreary mornings in the upper 40s/lower 50s that made it difficult to choose whether to wear tights or shorts. I went with the tights. Two years ago I froze and last year was chilly enough that I could have worn better shoes.
The climb up Fred Snow Road was good because I warmed up quickly but then descending down Johnson Road is when I thought I probably should have had a wind vest. We weren't the only ones who left early as there were two guys who left before us, one on a mountain bike, and we caught up to them on Johnson Road and never saw them again.