Mid-Week Rides: Favorite Road Ride

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Thursday, Nov 12 2015

Chris says:

How about YOU do the write-up. Everyone was very pleased with the breakfast at Henny Penny. Riders included Joe Steiner, Les Raffel, Brent Hansen, Marco Hyman, Chris Weld, Don Theile and Randy Hendricks. Joe Steiner had to leave us in Cazadero, ergo there were six for King Ridge, Hauser Bridge et al.

Marc replies:

Those who ate at Henny Penny might be pleased. Some of us aren’t as fond of that restaurant as others. That’s why I met the group for the ride after breakfast.

Anyway, not much to report. We rode. We stopped to enjoy the scenery every now and then. We took some pictures. We stopped for a (very) late lunch in Pt Reyes but the restaurant was closed. I decided dinner was going to be soon enough and headed home. That was the worst part of the ride due to road construction and school related traffic. It took one hour to get from Pt Reyes to 101.

And the title of this report? It comes from a comment Chris made: Kings Ridge is his favorite road to ride. That explains the many, many stops at Cazadero over the years. This ride we skipped Tin Barn. See the route map (below). You can zoom in to see the exact roads taken. Start at Petaluma were I exited 101 for the good parts of the ride.

Pictures from Chris and Marc

SF Traffic

SF Traffic

SF Traffic
7 for Breakfast

7 for Breakfast

7 for Breakfast
After Breakfast

After Breakfast

After Breakfast
Let the ride begin

Let the ride begin

Let the ride begin
No Orange Helmet, Les?

No Orange Helmet, Les?

No Orange Helmet, Les?
We even saw signs of 'greening'

We even saw signs of ‘greening’

We even saw signs of ‘greening’
One Goldwing, no FJR

One Goldwing, no FJR

One Goldwing, no FJR
Rot

Rot

Rot
Duncan Mills

Duncan Mills

Duncan Mills
Going to Cazadero

Going to Cazadero

Going to Cazadero
In Cazadero

In Cazadero

In Cazadero
Willys:Jeep Specialty Shop@Cazadero

Willys:Jeep Specialty Shop@Cazadero

Willys:Jeep Specialty Shop@Cazadero
More Jeeps

More Jeeps

More Jeeps
Joe waves good-bye

Joe waves good-bye

Joe waves good-bye
Climbing King Ridge

Climbing King Ridge

Climbing King Ridge
Kings Ridge

Kings Ridge

Kings Ridge
More Kings Ridge

More Kings Ridge

More Kings Ridge
There's Les, tail-end Charlie..

There’s Les, tail-end Charlie..

There’s Les, tail-end Charlie..
Side of the road

Side of the road

Side of the road
Tennis Shoes Anyone?

Tennis Shoes Anyone?

Tennis Shoes Anyone?
Big Discussion on the fruit of this tree

Big Discussion on the fruit of this tree

Big Discussion on the fruit of this tree
Why we go slow

Why we go slow

Why we go slow
Open range

Open range

Open range
Still on the 'Ridge'

Still on the ‘Ridge’

Still on the ‘Ridge’
Where's Les? (King Ridge)

Where’s Les? (King Ridge)

Where’s Les? (King Ridge)
Looking at me

Looking at me

Looking at me
Stare down

Stare down

Stare down
It's an R100RT

It’s an R100RT

It’s an R100RT
Pause before the 18% Grade

Pause before the 18% Grade

Pause before the 18% Grade
Near Top'o The Grade

Near Top’o The Grade

Near Top’o The Grade
Downshift Men!

Downshift Men!

Downshift Men!
We're Falling!

We’re Falling!

We’re Falling!
No, CA Hwy#1 is that steep here

No, CA Hwy#1 is that steep here

No, CA Hwy#1 is that steep here

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