Ok, doesn’t take much to see that’s a weird route, at least not what I’d normally do on a Sunday. And it might have been what I’d normally do on a Sunday (inevitably including a stop in Pescadero for lunch). But it was destined to be a bit different from the start, as Keeble & Shuchat had just received the new camera I’ve been waiting for (Canon T6s) and, since I don’t own a car, had to create a ride that also dropped by Palo Alto to pick it up.
It was made up as Kevin and I rode along, first ditching Pescadero after we’d climbed Old LaHonda. We did at first have a plan (we always have a plan), which included the Pescadero loop, then heading back up to Skyline via West Alpine, descend Page Mill all the way to Palo Alto, pick up the camera and go home. We kept West Alpine in the mix, then rode south on Skyline to 9, hot dogs with Mr. Mustard, then dropped down 9 & Redwood Gulch, stopped by our Los Altos store for a bit, then battled crosswinds on Foothill as we headed back north.
It turned out to be not-so-bad. Even picking up the camera and having coffee in Palo Alto. Nice camera by the way.
In the end it turns out you really can do just about whatever you need to on a bike. Even riding 61 miles to pick up a camera.