There was certainly no indication at the start of this morning’s ride that it was going to become a larger group with some new guys showing up; just myself, Eric, John and Ludo. No sign of Kevin or Nigel or Karl or any of the other semi-regular guys. Since it was a Thursday (which are nearly always easier than the Tuesday editions), I was fine with riding up through the park which, once again, had the gate at the bottom already open. Even at our “easy” pace I was still a bit winded by the time we got up to Kings, where we found Nigel and Mike (who apparently arrived a few minutes late; if you’re planning to show up for our ride sometime, please note that we leave at precisely 7:45am, not 7:47, not 7:45:30. When my Garmin GPS says it’s 7:45, we’re off!) I actually couldn’t remember so I had to check the video; yep, so far, so good. On the run across Skyline we added Millo, his friend Jeff and another accomplice whose name I didn’t get. I think that’s the tally for this morning!
Yet another cloudless day with a view stretching all the way to Hawaii. Got to love “winter” in California! Supposedly we could get some rain this Sunday, but I’m thinking not. It just doesn’t feel like it’s ever going to rain again (which, of course, is a really dumb thing to say, given that both February and March be be very wet months).