Sunday, November 27, 2011

Post-Thanksgiving fog and fun

ride with dan_tricia crop
Road? Pavement is for the weak. And those not on a LanceOldStrong tour.
wet bars ride with dan_0653When LanceOldStrong promises a ride with an an interesting local jewel you know it's going to be good. And he wasn't even talking about his road-ends mostly-dirt cut-through after the main feature. Tricia loves going on his custom tours, so we joined him on this forty-three-mile, foggy, cold, post-Thanksgiving Sunday for an adventure.

We spent more time on the multi-use paths than is strictly allowed by real roadies, but it was, after all, a turkey burn off fun day and not a hammer fest. And we looked totally cool, cruising the MUP in our Northern California jerseys.

The highlight of the day was Donald Rd in Orinda/Moraga. I've lived in this area forever and didn't know it was there. It's a big climb off Moraga Road with a lot of double-digit (at least a little 17+) of up-ness.

But the pay off is the view from the top. At least that's LanceOldStrong's story. For us the view was fog.

We finished up with his super-secret sneak through between Pleasant Hill Road and Walnut Creek and got back in time to hear the Raiders start their win over the Bears.

Thanks Mr. OldStrong!

dan with Tricia
Yep, lots of fog to see up here.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for mentioning Donald Road (Drive?), I looked at that on Google and it seems like a great climb on my next ride through the area.

    Love reading your blog and the ride reports! Nice jerseys!


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