Riding with Chris Horner at Clark’s Corner Cycling Challenge

I talked about it in the previous post titled “Chris Horner to ride the Sacramento Area.”  Well, I was finally able to spend a big part of my weekend at the festivities at Clark’s Corner.  It was a great experience to ride along with Chris Horner of Team Radio Shack, who was out to support the event before heading off to the US Pro National Road Race Championships.

The VIP dinner was fantastic – great food and a small group made for a very friendly evening.  I’ve actually got audio of a question and answer session with Chris Horner after dinner that is both humerus and informative.  Of everything about my experiences with Chris Horner, I walked away first and foremost with the impression of Chris Horner as a kind, friendly and approachable fellow.  Very down to earth and easy to talk to.  He also seems to have a great sense of humor.

After the dinner on Friday, I was lucky enough to ride about 40 miles from Sacramento to the Cafe in Ione, before joining others on the 10 mile ride around the city.  Again, great conversation and the relaxed atmosphere to the entire thing was incredible.  With a couple of blocks of Ione closed off, all things bikey had reign over the road in front of Clark’s Corner.  You can tell this is an event that is going to take off in the next couple of years.

Thanks to Clark’s Corner for hosting the event, and Chris Corner for coming out.  It was a great experience, and I’m very much looking forward to repeating it again next year.