Mid-Week Rides: Sonoma, Napa, and Lake Counties ride

This ride was advertised as the first mid-week ride of the Obama administration. That seemed as good an excuse as any for a ride. The Captain’s timing in setting up the ride could have improved, however. The ride was scheduled for the day following a week of record setting high temperatures and blue skies. We had gray sky and a touch of rain. However, at the final stop of the day those riders not wearing waterproof gear put their rain gear on, insuring that we’d not see a further drop of rain the rest of the day. Thank you!

Five riders, fine dining (Denny’s and Jack-in-the-Box), one burnt out headlamp, one broken headlamp clamping bail ensuring burnt out headlamp couln’t be replaced in the field, a little bit of water from the sky, 50 degree temperatures, twisty roads, rough roads (Knoxville Rd), closed roads (Sonoma Mountain Rd), etc. A fine ride!

Pictures from Bob, Dick and Marc

(1) GG Bridge, overcast sunrise

(1) GG Bridge, overcast sunrise

(1) GG Bridge, overcast sunrise
(1) Mid-Week Rider at GG bridge

(1) Mid-Week Rider at GG bridge

(1) Mid-Week Rider at GG bridge
(1) Morning Traffic

(1) Morning Traffic

(1) Morning Traffic
(1) Sunrise over SF

(1) Sunrise over SF

(1) Sunrise over SF
city sunrise

city sunrise

city sunrise
(2) Where's the Sumn

(2) Where’s the Sumn

(2) Where’s the Sumn
(3) Some lead....

(3) Some lead….

(3) Some lead….
(4) ... others follow

(4) … others follow

(4) … others follow
(5) Preparation

(5) Preparation

(5) Preparation
(5) Uh oh

(5) Uh oh

(5) Uh oh
(5) Broken part in teeth

(5) Broken part in teeth

(5) Broken part in teeth
Mid-week riders

Mid-week riders

Mid-week riders
(6) The Captain

(6) The Captain

(6) The Captain
(7) GS boy scout

(7) GS boy scout

(7) GS boy scout
(8) WWWobble and Dick

(8) WWWobble and Dick

(8) WWWobble and Dick
countryside

countryside

countryside
fotoman

fotoman

fotoman
(9) Captain's smoke break

(9) Captain’s smoke break

(9) Captain’s smoke break
(9) Brent and Major WWWobble

(9) Brent and Major WWWobble

(9) Brent and Major WWWobble
(9) Mugwump Videographer

(9) Mugwump Videographer

(9) Mugwump Videographer
(10) Lake Berryessa

(10) Lake Berryessa

(10) Lake Berryessa
(11) Happy riders

(11) Happy riders

(11) Happy riders

Pictures from The Captain

Oakville Grade/Agri Burning

Oakville Grade/Agri Burning

Oakville Grade/Agri Burning
Oakville Crossover

Oakville Crossover

Oakville Crossover
No Major Road

No Major Road

No Major Road
Sign INVITES Hunting

Sign INVITES Hunting

Sign INVITES Hunting
Bridge Lk Berryessa

Bridge Lk Berryessa

Bridge Lk Berryessa
Down about 18'

Down about 18’

Down about 18’
Knoxville/Lower Lk Rd

Knoxville/Lower Lk Rd

Knoxville/Lower Lk Rd
Vines at Winter Rest

Vines at Winter Rest

Vines at Winter Rest
Napa Valley Flr/Ag burning

Napa Valley Flr/Ag burning

Napa Valley Flr/Ag burning
'Dim Bulb'n Friends

‘Dim Bulb’n Friends

‘Dim Bulb’n Friends
On the Road Again

On the Road Again

On the Road Again