From Tuesday’s heat to today’s cool & wet on Skyline- things change fast!

Before getting to the most-rides-
Sunday’s plan was for the full coast run, Pescadero & Tunitas. But once up top and viewing the fogged-in coast, that plan was scrapped without too much thought. In the days before my hand’s sensitivity to cooler weather, it would have been no big deal. But Sunday’s ick would have required that I’d brought my electrically-heated gloves along, and I just wasn’t interested in yet another ride with winter gloves.

So we headed south on Skyline to Page Mill, then descended into Los Altos via Moody. We did take a slightly-different route past the golf course; instead of turning left, we headed right. In the end, you still climb about the same amount. No big hills, just 51 miles. Meh.

Tuesday, our first fling with real heat in the SF Bay Area. Yay, got to dispense with base layers and leg warmers! Sharp contrast to this-morning’s ride, where it was cold & drizzly up on top.

My power was nowhere to be found today, but Kevin at least was feeling a bit better, with his knee telling him it’s there, but no sharp shooting pain like before. But while there’s no power, endurance isn’t an issue, so maybe I’ll be OK in France.

West Old LaHonda open again, 84 back to two lanes, and Kevin’s knee is literally shot up

There may be hope after all. My weight is gradually coming back down to where it needs to be, I’m doing some more challenging rides, and Kevin finally got seen by a doctor for his knee.

The knee thing might be the most-important. Kevin has had to skip out on quite a few rides due to knee pain, so today, after our regular Tuesday/Thursday-morning ride, he went to see his doctor. He even allowed himself to push a bit harder, hoping that it would help make his knee issue more easily diagnosed. It was especially nice that we got to bring the ride a bit closer back to normal, checking to see if it was true that West Old LaHonda was finally open again. It is!

And 84 descending into Woodside is finally finished, back to two lanes, no traffic controls.

Getting back to Kevin’s knee, they gave him a cortisone shot which they said should be good for several months. That’ll get him through France, and then some.