Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Man and I do Marin Headlands

Here I am at parking lot off Alexander Avenue, just past Golden Gate Bridge, waiting for The Boyfriend to join me.  Been awhile since we've done the Marin Headlands loop.  Perfect day for it, too.

We just biked that road.  Never tire of the view.  Of course The BF says he never tires of the view of moi, either.  Of course I ignore him.  Gotta keep your man on his toes.

Worth the drive from San Jose, eh.   Lots of cyclists out enjoying the fine weather conditions.

Here we go!  Down down down like a fast plunging rollercoaster.  

So we can see this sort of view!
No, it's not the French Riviera.  We're in Sausalito.  Can you tell I got my hair cut?  Fabulous outing. 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Everything's Coming Up Flowers

Here we are climbing Mt. Diablo, Southgate in misty conditions for Donny's club ride.  A huge turnout.  Miss P. and I decided to stop at the junction and skip the remaining 4 miles to the top because we wanted to save ourselves for the big treat -- Morgan Territory.

Miss P. figured out alternative ways to get us away from traffic and enjoy spectacular views.  Here we are in the parking lot of CSU East Bay Concord campus. 

Beautiful.  The ground was littered with white petals resembling a snowstorm.  Despite our drought, we were blessed with green hills and wildflowers everywhere.

Lovely.  Miss P. found an alternative for our lunch stop as well, taking us to the charming town of Clayton.  We stopped in a park next to a market.  Perfect and much nicer than a congested shopping mall.

Beautiful purple flowers on the climb through Morgan Territory.  Boy those rollers through the woods were tiring.  Wait, wait for it .....

Why do I suffer each year doing this ride, and this year, in particular, feeling out of shape but slugging it out?  For this -- descending Morgan Territory.  It rocks.  54.5 miles and 5 hr 40 min. later, we were spent but happy. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

A Day for Pi a la Mode

Yesterday was Friday the 13th if you believe in that sort of thing.  Tomorrow is 30 days until last day to file taxes.  Today is, ta da, Pi Day!  Given today's temperature of 90 degrees, celebrating with a slice of pie and some ice cream sounds like a good idea but, water took the cake for me.  Where was I, oh yes,  I'll take being an irrational number over being square any day.  The Boyfriend is shaking his head.   Meanwhile ....

Lookey, new friends wanting to join Miss P's club outing today in the Santa Cruz Mountains. We had a guest join us and hopefully he'll join our club, too.  Mr. G. also showed up! We were on Stetson when we came across these sculptures.  Which reminds me, we met these male cyclists on Old Santa Cruz Highway who like to visit the dinosaurs.  No doubt they'd like to get my number, too.  Stetson is a beautiful road, full of redwoods and a good climb as well.

It was hot today, so hot, that I had to stop on Highland before Eureka Canyon, go back to the fire station (oh gosh imagine that) for water.  No doubt the firemen said of me, "Now there's a real number."  The gang met me at the Summit Store.  I guzzled more water.   Swell but sweltering time.