Yes, you can comfortably ride at 32.5 degrees. And 41 starts to feel almost balmy once you get used to it!

Just three of us today; myself, Eric and Kevin (my son, not the pilot) enjoying a brisk but clear & dry December morning. We took it very easy on Kings (although riding up Kings at even 31 minutes doesn’t seem all that easy when it’s a cool morning), had a nice run across Skyline and, as usual, enjoyed the spectacular view from west-side Old LaHonda.

I got some very nice footage from the video camera that I’m going to try and piece together into something useful for those who want to get a feeling for what this ride is like.

Afterwards, it was back to the bike commuter gig, which is pretty easy & fast on the way to work (something to do with dropping 400ft?), but a bit tougher on the way back. And not just tougher, but potentially ego-injuring as I came across a guy Kevin and I had seen once before on the way home, someone riding an older and pretty hefty Trek mountain bike up the hill. I caught up to him at the start of the climb, and he hung with me all the way to the Jefferson fire station, at which point… he dropped me like a rock! Nice guy who likes to talk about his beer-drinking drug-taking past and how getting into cycling basically saved him. I believe it. Just wish he had a nicer bike when he rides past me on the climb!






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