Great ride and great small group. Dave is one of the best long climbers up a steady grade and no one goes over a roller faster than Ward. We'll have a long climb, many short but steep climbs (Italian rollers) which I like, and plenty of rollers. Best of all we keep watching for each other on the parts where we might lose the group, so I don't have to go hard to be first over a climb knowing that Ward and Dave will slow for me on the downhill. A real relaxing day.
This time we did Mt. Tam early (the big bump above) going up the great climb on twisty Fairfax Bolinas Road with its noticeable hairpins. Blue dot-Alpine Lake, Pink dot-Stinson Beach, Yellow dot-Cheese Factory hill. (WI)
I had planned to do the Marshall Wall which Dave wasn't going to do, and Ward indicated that the preferred route back would get us WAY over 100 miles. A little up the road (Hwy 1) after clearing crowded Stinson we go inland just a bit but that causes the sun to break out--and we all pull over to take off our vest. We pull over near the end of Fairfax-Bolinas road. Now we always ride through Fairfax but have NEVER been in Bolinas--the secretive place where the townsfolks always tear down any directional signs put up on the main road. Taking a side trip to Bolinas may get us a century without doing the Marshall Wall, so we take a nice little detour.