i grew up in a small town called, dixon. it’s on 80 south of sacramento. this last weekend was my mother’s birthday; not being one to miss out on a ride through the vacaville/berryessa hills, i brought my bike along. i ended up riding the same route as the winters road race (click here for info). a brutal event in the height of summer- i couldn’t finish last year. however, on a pleasure cruise, it wasn’t half bad.