Today I rode to Sunol and over Calaveras for the first time since my Whupfest ride with Veronica at the end of August. Palomares earlier in the week, Calaveras today - it's so nice to be riding these roads again !
It was a lovely day, chilly enough to be comfy in a couple of layers of wool, and sunny.
I passed a large TnT group heading in the other direction, and chatted with a few of them regrouping at the false summit. They're training for the Solvang century in March. Nice bunch of people.
I headed home along Warm Springs and decided to take Paseo Padre instead of Mission Blvd. Gahh, I forgot how many stoplights there were on PP - I think I'll stick with Mission.
Nearing home on the AC Trail I realized I was up to about 52 miles. Hmmm, thought I, should I head out to the bay & back to tack on another 10 for a metric? But I promised myself I wouldn't ramp up too much too soon, so I left the metric for another day.
Another Year, and More Time to Reflect
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