Escaping The Heat and Into the Fog

It was supposed to be a hit one today in Silicon Valley (high of 92°F), so I decided to take Caltrain up to SF and do Marin Headlands.  I also decided to give my Seven some lovin, as I haven’t been riding her since I got Serenity.

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As you can see from the photo it’s hot and sunny.  I felt funny bringing my arm warmers and vest, but this is SF we’re talking about.

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Got to the Golden Gate bridge, and it ess all fogged in.  Well, I figured it would burn off soon, but it really didn’t.  Had to put arm warmers on, and soon the vest.

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Started climbing Marin Headlands and the wind was really kicking hard.  It got to where I could not negotiate the turn.  It’s a good thing I didn’t have solid or deep dish wheels.  That’s when I needed the vest.

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After getting around the corner, I was able to stay upright and continue the climb up to the top of Hawk Hill.  Normally, you’d have a fantastic view, but the fog was really socked in.  Couldn’t see anything.

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I continued down the other side, but the fog still didn’t burn off.  I was going to go through the tunnel then onto Sausalito, but then I was a sign saying access was closed due to construction.  Well this sucked.  That meant I had to climb up Conzelman Rd up the hill, do I just decided to do another hill repeat.  Closing of the tunnel erupted all motivation out of me, so decided it would be a short ride today.

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As luck would have it, as soon as I get off the bridge and head over to Caltrain, it clears up.  You just can’t win.

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4 Responses to Escaping The Heat and Into the Fog

  1. Carl says:

    Haaha! that’s SF for you, how well I know! Hi Ron.
    knotty

  2. John says:

    Hey Ron, we rode on a Saturday right past the sign because it said no bikes allowed in the tunnel Mon-Friday. It was really great to have the tunnel all to ourselves. Here’s a pic that Dillan shot. http://www.meetup.com/biking/photos/14565972/229700192/

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