|The Buster Posey-Morgan Patterson Pass ride.|
|Dr Dave on the climb out of Concord on Ygnacio Valley (PC)|
|The backside of Mt Diablo (PC)|
|Fn around at the pumpkin patch (PC)|
|The Diablo Cyclist peloton going up Morgan territory from the wooded North side (PC)|
|Christine and I have a political message at the top of Morgan Territory (DD)|
South side is much different--pavement much smoother and grade uniformly much steeper. No trees so sidewind usually hit you. But today relatively calm. Long rumination going on at the bottom where everyone was going. Dr. Dave and Christine said they'd join me on Patterson Pass--great great, as Dave hates Patterson Pass since he was almost blown over on his 'bent near the top long ago, and Christine was suffering with a hip injury last week on a much easier ride.
|Ward and Christine flying down Morgan Territory's south side (PC)|
|Golden arches on the Morgan territory downhill (PC)|
|Democracy in action-Dr. Dave votes for Patterson Pass--Christine lucky it wasn't a high five (PC)|
|Diablo Cyclist peloton on the fast run in towards Patterson Pass past the wind farms (PC)|
|No Rolling Stones tickets on sale, disappointed Dr. Dave cycling away from Altamont (PC)|
|Christine going up Patterson Pass--windfarms in the background (PC)|
|Christine and Jack arrive at the Patterson Pass summit (PC)|
|Group on top of Patterson Pass--Christin and I big Giants fans. Dr. Dave distraught that no one brought a Stanford Indians banner. Jack nonplussed as hockey is on strike and curling is not yet on local TV. (?)|
After Ward's double flats on the last ride I checked both tires before shooting down Patterson Pass. Most of us only had 1/2 bottle left by now very fast to Cross Road--two stiff rollers, and more downhill where we'd take the longest break of the day at the Livermore Library with their "picnic area' in front. (Next time when its calm--instead of going South on Cross Road we could go North and loop on Flynn Road and do the Patterson pass run in and climb again.) At the Livermore Library a joyful cycling oldtimer came up to us and asked how the day was going--we exchanged great when he grinned and enthusiastically added "and we're not using any gas either."
|Homemade lawn mower bike at the Livermore Library (PC)|
Rest of ride was pretty pedestrian--eventually in suburbia and past Blackhawk and Danville. We thought Christine would be on the "next" segment but we only caught up to her in Walnut Creek.
Only @92 miles so I rode with Dave and Christine toward their house on the newly paved trail (nice--no blind potholes.) After a nice 2 mile cool down turned around so I'd get 95 miles---the length of the Chico Century and half the length of the Solvang Double, so it counts as a Century in my book.
|New Rider Chairperson Ward tried to give this guy a membership application (WI)|
Made the greatest recovery drink. Ward started me on post ride protein shakes @3 years ago, and Christine started us on Coconut Water for the electrolytes. This was the first time I combined the two, and it turned out great.
In insulated bottle freeze @8 oz of ZICO CHOCOLATE FLAVORED COCONUT WATER. To this you'll add @12 oz of more coconut water with the following mixed in
2 scoops GOLD STANDARD WHEY PROTEIN POWDER-Chocolate Coconut
1 scoop HAMMER PERPETUEM-Cafe Latte
Coconut Water--210 calories, 3g fat, 3g saturated fat, 42g carbs, 3g protein
Protein Powder--260 calories, 3g fat, 2g saturated fat, 8g carbs, 48g protein
Perpetuem-------135 calories, 1.25g fat, . 5g saturated fat, 27g carbs, 3.5g protein
Total 65 calories, 7.25g fat, 5.5g saturated fat, 77g carbs, 54.5g protein