This 308km ride starts at the Kirkwood Ski Resort near Lake Tahoe and ends at the North Concord / Martinez BART station; it’s worth it for the beautiful views along the Mormon Emigrant Trail.
This was a double-permanent weekend for me; first up was a fun populaire, the 105k Petaluma Peddler, and then the 200k Dumbarton Hamilton Roundabout.
After last weekend’s disappointing DNF, I just wanted to do a fast and flat permanent that would help restore my spirits; Baylands 101, a 101k ride down in the South Bay, was just what I needed.
Well, this is certainly not the ride report I thought I’d be writing today; I figured I’d still be out on the road pedaling towards SLO right now. But for all the training and prep one does for a big ride — you realize you can’t anticipate everything that might happen.