TBO, Daniel and myself took a nice jaunt down the Peninsula today with this permanent; I chose this route as I wanted to check out the new Devil’s Slide multi-use path and it didn’t disappoint — the views are stunning! Daniel had to take off at Woodside, and we finished off our ride on Canada Road to Millbrae BART.
75 miles / 4500ft. climbing (We tacked on an extra 10 miles commuting to the start and home.)
The Davis Bike Club’s 300k was my inaugural ride with this group — and my longest ride for this year’s training season to date. I’d been riding a ton of 200k brevets and permanents in preparation for the longer events looming before me on the calendar. With all of those miles in my legs, I felt ready to tackle this 186-mile out-and-back ride which starts in Davis and heads northwest to Cobb Mountain, the turnaround point.
Leave it to me to pick a hot and windy Saturday to ride 215 kilometers in the South Bay! Starting in Fremont, we rode down to Gilroy, looped around the other side of the bay for a control in Woodside, then crossed the Dumbarton Bridge back to where we began. I managed to convince TBO to ride with me again — mostly because he’s excited about his brand-spanking new Breadwinner “Arbor Lodge” porteur bike and was keen to put some miles on it.
TBO & I headed back to Maui for a week to celebrate my 40th birthday! We stayed in Kihei once again and explored the west side of the island at the Nakalene Blowhole, Ohai Trail and the Olivine Pools; bodysurfed at Slaughter House Beach; petted a ton of cute baby goats at a farm; rode a crazy 202k and rode up Haleakala on my actual birthday. And we didn’t neglect our appetites and ate loads of delicious food at Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop, Star Noodle, Maui Brewing Company, Paia Fish Market and Hali’imaile General Store. I think Kauai’s next on our bucket list…