Well, this is also known as uspspro's ride to the peninsula. Well, we didn't actually make it to the peninsula.
I met mtnwalker, bostic, bigsean, and ahpook at Peet's on Homestead and Foothill. We took a fairly brisk pace over to Robert's Market in Woodside. In fact, I think we got there 5-10 minutes before the northern peninsula group got there.
We climbed Old La Honda, and by the time we got to the top, it was very foggy. The ground was pretty wet too. Bigsean didn't want to go down, as the weather and road conditions were pretty dicey. After much debating, the rest of the group decided to head back down 84, and head over through Portola Valley.
On the way back through Portola Valley, we decided to climb Page Mill, and descend on Altimont. There is this well known turn, that is a little tricky, and caution should be taken into consideration here. Well, I didn't get that memo. I was going into that wacky turn, and my angle was terrible ... and I felt myself go out of control, and I think I had the barrier head on, and slid under it. Next thing I know, I'm down, with a really sore butt. Helmet was cracked pretty good too. Thank god for helmets.
Just to ease everyone's concern, I am alright. I went to the doctor, and everything turned out negative. Now all I have to do is heal myself. I know my butt is going to be in huge pains in the morning, so I'm prepared for that.
It's a good thing the rest of the ride into Los Altos was downhill. I wound up with 1 broken spoke, so that's the only casualty on the bike. We went to Peet's for coffee, and we relaxed there, while Bostic went home, and get his car, and drove me home.
Other than that, it was a great ride. I'll be off the bike for a little while, but at least I wasn't injured really bad. No blood gushing or anything like that.
Oh, and I did take lots of pictures.