Mid-Week Rides: Mt Hamilton
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.