Sorry to be so late on the Thursday ride report! Life just kinda got away from me, with things getting pretty hectic at the shop as business ramps up with the relatively-nice and expected-soon-to-be-great weather. Of course, the weather wasn’t quite so relatively-great yesterday morning. No rain (that came later in the day), but plenty of fog & drizzle up on Skyline to greet Kevin (my son, not the pilot), Karl, Karen, Todd, Marcus… trying to remember who else? Think that’s it.
Since it was a Thursday we rode up through the park, and since we rode up through the park, I was off the back a bit more quickly than normal. Kevin rode on ahead with Marcus, and the report I later got from Marcus was that it took several attempts to dislodge Kevin from his wheel on the way up.
Since west-side Old LaHonda is still under repair (and likely to remain so for up to another month!) we rode down the other side of Kings (Tunitas Creek), over Star Hill and down Native Sons to the end, as we did last week. It would have been pretty routine if Kevin hadn’t busted a spoke just after turning around at the bottom, causing enough of a delay that we had to shorten the rest of the ride a bit and head back the same way and straight down Kings instead of 84. Just 28 miles total instead of the usual 31, but the steep climbs out of those dead-end roads define “quality.”