Mt. Baldy loomed large above the shed as Matt and I climbed the final ascent. My inner monologue didn't hold back, "Glendora Mountain Road rivals epic European rides." Another cyclist at my side quipped, "GMR is better than European rides. It's warmer and its only March!" Indeed it was splendid weather. warm, sunny a spring/summer day. Bill had launched earlier and waited for us at the shed. I am so glad to be alive and exercising.