Back to Belvedere
Anurang is panicking, and so would I if I had any sense. Not about riding Route 66 but about packing the Pac Tour bag. I’m going to try tackling that tomorrow. Anyway, Anurang didn’t want to spend more than a few hours riding today so no “longish ride.”
I awoke to the sound of… rain. But by 7:00 it seemed to have stopped, so we (Anurang, Bonnie, and I) met at the Bridge at 8:15 for a spin around southern Marin. First, of course, we practiced eating a big breakfast (a Route 66 core skill) at the excellent Lighthouse Cafe in Sausalito. Then, we headed toward Tiburon, with a detour through Belvedere to show Bonnie the excellent Push-Your-Bike-Up-a-Hill shortcut.
Then we did the Paradise Loop, which is now a Loop again, instead of an Out and Back. We were able to see the sink hole that deterred us last Wednesday night by the light of day, as well.
I spent the rest of the afternoon prepping my Rivendell for Pac Tour: adding aerobars (for comfort, not for aero), putting on a new rear tire, installing a fancy new cyclometer, switching to SPD pedals, lubing the chain, and cleaning and conditioning the saddle.