Great day to ride Tam. Started out really cold and Sunny in Sausalito. I had one brave soul who showed up right at ten. Tim from San Francisco arrived on his aluminum Trek ready to ride. I didn’t get a lot of interest for this ride so I didn’t wait around too long. We started out and the bike path was a little sketchy because of the mud and gravel that washed up from the bay during the recent storms. Tons of cyclists out today. Obviously making up for the previous rainy weekend. Tim had been perusing the bike forums and had never done a ride with the NorCal group, so he may show up next Saturday. We had some great conversation and got through the ride pretty quick. I just bought a Polar heart monitor and was trying to stay disciplined and ride in my aerobic zone, but it was pretty difficult. Tim kills on the hills. I told him he should race this year in the Mt Tam challenge. He actually had been considering it. Maybe if he does we can convince him to wear a BF shirt and represent. I had to shut the monitor off by the way . I felt like I was being hen pecked. I was either above or below and to distracted to stay in my zone. At Alpine dam there was a hardcore bunch of motorbike guys and gals hanging out, and I yelled out as I went by, last one up is a rotten egg!…..LAME! They just stared at me and I felt like a ******. On the way up the backside we saw a procession of Myatas! A million of them, endless. I’d never heard of a Myata club ? Anyway it was beautiful at the top sunny with dense fog over the ocean. We flew down the the front side and got stuck behind some traffic on Highway 1. Thanks for the ride Tim hope to see you and the rest of you next Saturday 10am.
“Hey did this ride go off? Got to Mikes Bikes late but went up over Ridgecrest and down. Did you
go up to the summit or did I just miss everyone?
Ended up riding up Tam with a guy from Connecticut. Good climber so now my legs are fried.” Sorry we missed you John, bummer. Maybe next week. You got my cell next time call and I’ll wait up.