Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Break in the rain...

We've had a lot of rain recently and today there was finally a solid break so I hit the road. Gotta say, the full-coverage fenders are really nice. Keep's the bike clean and when venturing out on the point among all the dairy farms, it keeps the cow muck off the water bottle - and there's plenty of cow muck out there where water has flowed across the road.

Anyway, the temps were really nice (about 50f when I headed out), there was no wind, the skies were still gray, but that yielded to sun later in the morning. The rains have left the area an emerald green. All in all, a pretty darn nice day to be out on the bike for a couple of hours.

What's a bike ride without pictures?

Looking out over the Pacific Ocean from Pierce Point Road.
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Looking out over Drake's Estero.
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A salamander California Newt on the road. It's interesting just how rough the road surface is when your knee-high to a salamander newt.
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(What's playing: Roadhouse Twang on KWMR)


jkeiffer said...

I'm going to ride my mtn bike today for the first time in 8 days (because of said rain).

I like your sally picture.

franklyn said...

It's a newt! it does belong to the salamandriae family. I went through the same area on the 23rd on the SFR 200k. Beautiful out there in the park.

blackmountaincycles said...

Thanks, Franklyn. The newt was on Pierce Point Road, near Kehoe Beach. It's pretty great out there right now, for sure!