Mid-Week Rides: Hot ride to the north

Just what kind of people are the mid-week riders, anyway? I’ll tell you: they are the kind of people who schedule a ride for what could well be the hottest day of the year in the hottest portion of the bay area. Well, the plan was to head north while it was still relatively cool then head toward the coast before it got real hot.

The actual results: 1) it was never relatively cool, and 2) the hottest part of the ride was on Ca 1 around Valley Forge.

Mid-week riders are also observant of road signs. That’s how they know to turn onto Dry Creek from West Dry Creek in spite of maps showing that W Dry Creek turns into Fall Creek which runs into Skaggs Spring Rd. Fall Creek dead ends. Next time I’ll know to check the Satellite view when planning a route with google maps. Had I done that I’d have seen that the alleged road went through what looks like a large body of water.

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(16) Eric at rest, vineyards off Dry Creek Rd

(16) Eric at rest, vineyards off Dry Creek Rd

(16) Eric at rest, vineyards off Dry Creek Rd
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(17) Dry Creek Valley

(17) Dry Creek Valley

(17) Dry Creek Valley
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(21) Marc takes a break at the Annapolis intersection

(21) Marc takes a break at the Annapolis intersection

(21) Marc takes a break at the Annapolis intersection
(22) Eric and the Captain join (note use of the Captian's indicator)

(22) Eric and the Captain join (note use of the Captian’s indicator)

(22) Eric and the Captain join (note use of the Captian’s indicator)
(23) Bridge still standing, Annapolis intersection

(23) Bridge still standing, Annapolis intersection

(23) Bridge still standing, Annapolis intersection
(23) Cooler closer to the coast

(23) Cooler closer to the coast

(23) Cooler closer to the coast
(23) Bridge has seen better days

(23) Bridge has seen better days

(23) Bridge has seen better days
(23) Gualala River

(23) Gualala River

(23) Gualala River
(23) Looking west from the bridge

(23) Looking west from the bridge

(23) Looking west from the bridge
(23) Looking east from the bridge

(23) Looking east from the bridge

(23) Looking east from the bridge
(24) The Captain shares ice water on a HOT day

(24) The Captain shares ice water on a HOT day

(24) The Captain shares ice water on a HOT day
(25) Counting fish

(25) Counting fish

(25) Counting fish
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Rhodo

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Rhodo

Rhodo
(31) Marco, southbound Seaview Rd

(31) Marco, southbound Seaview Rd

(31) Marco, southbound Seaview Rd
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(34) Jenner break

(34) Jenner break

(34) Jenner break
(34) Russian River

(34) Russian River

(34) Russian River
(34) Flowing into the Pacific

(34) Flowing into the Pacific

(34) Flowing into the Pacific
Bob and Chris

Bob and Chris

Bob and Chris
(35) People, including us, travel miles to see this

(35) People, including us, travel miles to see this

(35) People, including us, travel miles to see this
(35) SF Peninsula

(35) SF Peninsula

(35) SF Peninsula
(35) SF Peninsula

(35) SF Peninsula

(35) SF Peninsula
(35) Looking west

(35) Looking west

(35) Looking west
(35) Chris calls home

(35) Chris calls home

(35) Chris calls home
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(36) SF Peninsula

(36) SF Peninsula

(36) SF Peninsula