November 4th, and it’s clear skies, 59-68 degrees, light wind. Kevin was off hiking with a friend, but it wasn’t a solo effort today; Larry, someone I used to race with back in the 70s and rode in France with two years ago, was out here on business and joined me for a ride.
Since it’s Sunday it was the “usual” ride- Old LaHonda, Pescadero, Tunitas. Since it wasn’t with Kevin, it didn’t have to be fast. And… it wasn’t. We’re talking 34 minutes up Old LaHonda, 15 minutes up Haskins and an 1 hour 25 minutes up Tunitas. But hey, the ride down Kings was fast! And we definitely had a better ride than all those guys on the Pen Velo ride seen in the photo above, who were pulled over, en masse, for rolling through the Glenwood stop sign on Canada Road.
Regarding Thursday’s missing ride entry, yes, we did ride, myself, Kevin (younger Kevin) and Karen. Kevin was having a “bad peach” day (er, poop issues) so we had to make an unscheduled and fairly long stop at Sky Londa to use the restroom there, which didn’t allow us enough time to do the full West Old LaHonda loop. So instead, just to do something different, we headed down Old LaHonda road. I really don’t see the attraction to descending Old LaHonda. Too narrow, and neither cars nor cyclists heading up stay in their lane. Plus no opportunities to get any speed either.