Carlos put together a nice mixed terrain ride for Sunday. After being pretty sure I wouldn’t be able to attend, everything came together and I ended up connecting with the gang on the Bridge as they set out on the day’s adventure.
It was odd to be wearing wool knee and arm warmers in July, but the wind coming off the fog was pretty stern at times. The San Francisco bay area is the queen of microclimates.
Had a good chance to chat with new ride pal Jared, who was riding his orange Rambouillet with seriously smooth tires (I think around 28 mm). He’s qualified for Paris-Brest-Paris this year, and seemed like he could’ve ridden all day.
Carlos led us on a great route, a sort of “Mixed-Terrain 101″ which covered about 50 miles. JimG rolled along on his Fuji Cross, and Greg (who I met on the Abbreviated Mixed-Terrain Ride of 6/17/07) had his Cannondale with true knobbies. He was saying how he just felt kinda tired. Then it came out that he’d ridden a century the day before. We were all appropriately humbled…
I’m pretty worn out tonight, so the quick link to the photos will have to do… enjoy!