Mid-Week Rides: Two ride north

Chris writes:

It was a hardy group of riders that appeared at the North End View Area for the Golden Gate Bridge before 8:00am this morning. We left at 8:00am straight-up for the ride to breakfast at the Golden Egg Omelette House in Novato. I checked on the weather prior to departure from home as it had rained hard in spots during the night. The radar picture, just ten minutes old on my viewing, showed reflectivity in northern San Francisco with some more poised just off the Marin County coast. Real men ride, right?

Well, we chased a shower through Mill Valley, no rain, just extremely wet pavement and spray from adjacent vehicles, but then reached San Rafael in which we caught a short downpour of maybe 4 minutes duration. No rain in Novato! Yeah! The group had a minor problem being seated given our mass but we were out’n on the road North right on time.

Group Photo - Pope Valley

Group Photo - Pope Valley

Group Photo - Pope Valley

We took a group photo in downtown Pope Valley, pictured L. to R. are Marco Hyman, Bill Grass, Major WWWobble, Dick Zunkel (our erstwhile photographer), Jon Beining, Bill Grass, Randy Bush, and Brent Hansen. Standing next to Brent, in the blue’n gray riding suit is Simon Hanson and then yours truly, Chris Weld. Group was so large I had to go to wide-angle but you’ll note everybody smiled.

We caught a downpour, albeit a brief but intense one, on leaving the boat dock at Cohn Dam/Lake Hennessey. 252 miles for Chris on the day!

Aetna Sprngs

Aetna Sprngs

Aetna Sprngs
Arrive Too Early for 'Free'

Arrive Too Early for ‘Free’

Arrive Too Early for ‘Free’
Damp Pavement

Damp Pavement

Damp Pavement
Dry'n Sunny

Dry’n Sunny

Dry’n Sunny
Fields of Lupen:Poppy

Fields of Lupen:Poppy

Fields of Lupen:Poppy
Fixer-Upper for Steve

Fixer-Upper for Steve

Fixer-Upper for Steve
He Found The Switch

He Found The Switch

He Found The Switch
He's On Sprng Brk

He’s On Sprng Brk

He’s On Sprng Brk
Hubcap Farm#1

Hubcap Farm#1

Hubcap Farm#1
Hubcap Farm#2

Hubcap Farm#2

Hubcap Farm#2
Hwy 116

Hwy 116

Hwy 116
Lots'a Vines-Roberts Rd

Lots’a Vines-Roberts Rd

Lots’a Vines-Roberts Rd
Lower Chiles Valley

Lower Chiles Valley

Lower Chiles Valley
Lupen Up Close

Lupen Up Close

Lupen Up Close
Need one of these for X-Mas

Need one of these for X-Mas

Need one of these for X-Mas
No Moto Lights

No Moto Lights

No Moto Lights
Photo for Zunkel

Photo for Zunkel

Photo for Zunkel
Simon Said No Pressure

Simon Said No Pressure

Simon Said No Pressure
Simon Waves Group Around

Simon Waves Group Around

Simon Waves Group Around
Simon'n Group-Roberts Rd

Simon’n Group-Roberts Rd

Simon’n Group-Roberts Rd
Skies Carried-Out Threat

Skies Carried-Out Threat

Skies Carried-Out Threat