ALC from the Golden Gate Bridge to Petaluma and back

We rode in one of the official ALC training rides last Saturday.  I took the GF1 along on what turned out to be a gorgeous day.  Grand total: 92 miles of training ride, 108 miles total and I felt pretty good.

We started off in Portrero hill.  We rode through Mission bay just after sunrise en route to the meeting point at the Presidio Sports Basement

 

 

 

 

 

Sun over mission bay

 

 

 

 

Riding along the Giants Promenade by AT&T ballpark

 

 

 

 

Fast forward to the climb up White’s hill from Fairfax along Sir Francis Drake Blvd..  A huge group of 20+ cyclists powered past us on the climb.

 

 

 

 

The always popular Rancho Nicasio.  Lots of Dolce Vita riders representing.

 

 

 

 

I forget where this was – probably Point Reyes Petaluma Rd / Red Hill Rd

 

 

 

 

Beautiful shadows on the rolling hills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cheese factory – Marin French Cheese Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the top of Wilson Hill Rd

 

 

 

 

Lunch at the apple box

 

 

 

 

ALC TRLs

 

 

 

 

Climbing back up the hill on Petaluma Pt Reyes Rd

 

 

 

 

I treated myself to an It’s It at the cheese factory

 

 

 

 

The view of San Francisco from Sausalito along Bridgeway

 

 

 

 

Looking west from the Golden Gate Bridge

 

 

 

 

Always a spectacular view

 

 

 

 

 

 

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a ride to pt. reyes station

We finally got back on the bike and did a long ride last weekend.  ~88 miles to Pt. Reyes Station and back.

fog in the morning in the Presidio:

fog on the golden gate bridge too, of course.  It cleared up as soon as we were finished crossing.

The Nicasio reservoir.  Our group split soon after – we went to Pt. Reyes Station, the rest to Petaluma and then Santa Rosa.

Old St. Mary’s church + Corvette

Riding back across the bridge that afternoon was a little hairy and a little wet, but this scene was absolutely wild:

this part was a bit scary with the tourists and the fog:

Chrissy field on the way back:

Latte at Blue Bottle in the Ferry Building to end the day:

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