Excellent turnout for today's ride. I'm not sure why, but Richard always seems to get good attendance at his rides. It must be his magnetic personality.
The ride started off at a blistering pace (at least for me) down SPDR. After that my legs were cooked and I only did the first half of the ride (note to self: don't try and keep up with the fast folks).
I experienced my first dog attack. Brentley and I were struggling up Acalanes and this dog races in from the right and starts barking and getting in front of my wheel. I decided that it would be better to plow ahead than stop and let him have a good shot at me. After hitting him a few times with my front tire, he starts nipping at my shoes. Fortunately, he gets distracted and starts going at Brentley and this cyclist who was going downhill. I stopped a little bit up the hill and turned around to see Brentley stopped and yelling at the dog.
Brentley and I missed the rest stop and I was getting very tired so I caught up with Brentley outside of Moraga and told him that I was turning around. He took off to try and catch up with everyone else, which turned out to be futile since they were behind us at a rest stop. I know that since I saw them going the other way as I made my way back to Orinda.
Curtis, here is the pic you wanted.