Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fairfax to Pt. Reyes/Olema

~Sunday Sept. 21st 2008~

Another fine Marin County ride called by Bob Freitas. Also in attendance were Greg Davis and his neighbor, Ted.

We met at the Java Hut in the parking lot at Fairfax a bit late after a slight detour but 10 am seemed a perfect start to the day. I had forgotten about that nice climb before the Nicasio turn off just at the start! The definite highlight of the day (besides the excellent eggplant pizza with Stewart's root beer @ Bovine Bakery) was riding the Cross Marin Trail through Samuel P. Taylor Park. It runs just beside a creek for quite a ways and is so scenic through the trees just starting to turn fall colors. A group of young ladies on modern bikes inserted themselves just between us and it was fun listening to the loud noises emanating from those machines (hey, I'm talkin' about the bikes).

After a snack at the Bakery we did a small loop north then came back on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. I know the pace is usually faster when there are just a few of us and this route is only 36 miles when I draw the map correctly!

"Have a nice ride"...