First really nice & warm Sunday since… well, a very long time ago! Nice to not have to think about leg warmers, base layers & long-fingered gloves. I figured this would be a good day to hit up Pescadero & West Alpine, but Kevin was getting some kidney pain again (probably a micro-stone) so just getting him off the couch was going to be tough. I did come up with a decent Plan-B though. Ride to the humane society and find a kitty. There was historical precedence for this, as 8 year ago we rode to Modesto to look at and bring home our current psycho Corgi (meeting up with Becky there, to give both Kevin and I, and Jack, the new dog, a ride home).
Not so far today though, just Redwood City to Burlingame. As before we met up with Becky, and it was Kevin & Becky’s job to find a kitty (preferable a really scary one with huge fangs to torture and scare away the rat that’s invaded our kitchen) while I watched the bikes. And watched. And watched. I really didn’t expect it to take almost two hours!
Of course Kevin claimed he had to ride back in the car with Becky to keep an eye on the cat, so I took off into the hills above Burlingame, doing a few odd loops and having some fun on a few short steep hills before heading back. If you look at the Strava map, you’ll see an extra little spur in Woodside, needed so I could make sure to have at least 50 miles on the road.