I took 80 there, and while it was a good hour or two quicker, the scenery (nor the pavement!) wasn't as good. Had to put on another layer at Donner Summit as the T-shirt just wouldn't cut it any longer...
To head home, I took 395 down to 88 which was a GREAT view of the Sierras! Through Jackson, to Stockton and caught the Hwy 4 levee roads to my area.
Hey, did anyone take advantage of the Metzler booth a block in from 6th Street? They had a "buy a new rear tire and get a front for FREE" deal goin' on. A bunch of bike lifts which were always full! I needed a new front, but my rear Metzler only has about a thousand miles on it... I was bummed.
Anyway, Great event! I over-heard somewhere that the last count was over 40,000 bikes.