Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tackling the Ham

No club rides today interested me so I decided a Mt. Hamilton ride was in order.  Some of the hillside remained green along with a nice display of wildflowers and butterflies. 

The yellow stuff was everywhere.  Probably hiding the aliens.

The observatory mocks me at mile 12.  I sort of lost interest climbing to the top because an idea came to me... I love my excuses.

This is probably where the aliens bathe.

The idea that came to me was to bike up Quimby to scope out the section that the Amgen TOC cyclists will climb next month.

Right before the summit on Quimby is an open area that affords views of Mt. Ham as well as the road.  (Hence the arrows that are hard to see).  Haven't decided if this is the place to be for Stage 3.  We have a lot of choices to consider.  26.5 miles later, my solo adventure ended.

1 comment:

Alison Chaiken said...

I can't believe it: I went up Ham today too! We should have gone together. I saw David Bradley of ACTC and David of Sisters and Mister at the top. I started up at 8:20 and returned to Linda Vista School at about 1 PM. So sorry I missed you!