Mid-Week Rides: Mt Hamilton

Chris writes:

It was a hastily called affair for Thursday, 4/6/10. Two riders, Burns and Weld, with Don Theile making an appearance for the leisurely consumed breakfast and conversation at the L&M Restaurant in downtown Livermore. Don was then off to consort with PG&E on a consumption device leaving the two others mentioned to tackle an all but deserted road.

Three Harley riders rumbled passed at a break spot and we later joined them at the Junction House at Noon (when the road house opened). Good coffee! Others drifted-in to join the mix which included a cluster of bicyclists and two other riders, one on a late 60’s/early 70’s Triumph Trident ( 3 cylinder).

Up at the top we had the Lick Observatory to ourselves upon arrival but were shortly joined by another mature lone rider coming up out of Modesto. We shared some ‘road thoughts’ and learned about a twenty mile dead-end into Cherry Lake. Chris took some pictures for a friend (he has one ya’know…). We all made use of the free memorial telescope that’s been in place for a couple years now, (seen to the right of the dome on the Lick Observatory picture), this before descending all the way to Alum Rock and the freeway home. Nice ride, nice company, 180 miles on the day for me.

1898 Water Hydralics

1898 Water Hydralics

1898 Water Hydralics
All One Road

All One Road

All One Road
Bob Burns in Pursuit

Bob Burns in Pursuit

Bob Burns in Pursuit
Bob's Coming Up

Bob’s Coming Up

Bob’s Coming Up
Chasing Bob

Chasing Bob

Chasing Bob
He'll Get Dressed

He’ll Get Dressed

He’ll Get Dressed
Inside

Inside

Inside
Leaving Livermore

Leaving Livermore

Leaving Livermore
Lick Observatory

Lick Observatory

Lick Observatory
Riding Partner

Riding Partner

Riding Partner
San Jose Beyond

San Jose Beyond

San Jose Beyond
Verdant Hills

Verdant Hills

Verdant Hills