Tuesday, November 18, 2014

No two days the same

One thing is for sure here in West Marin - no two days are the same.  One day it's overcast and the next day it's clear as can be.  A side benefit of the variety of the weather is that even if you do the same ride day after day, it will feel different.  Sunday's ride was overcast and damp.  Cold at lower elevations and warmish/humid on the ridge tops.  Monday was met with a high pressure system and cold, dry air that warmed quickly.  I'm not sure what I dislike more - 50 degrees with a damp chill or a clear and dry 39 degrees.  Either way, my fingers and toes suffer.  It makes no sense to bundle them up because by the middle of the ride, you're shedding clothes.  So, you embrace rule #5 and pound through the temporary pain because the pain is temporary.  Especially with views/scenes like these.

San Geronimo Ridge

Tomales Bay from Bolinas Ridge

Sliver of early morning light as the fog lifts

and in b/w

South on 1 as the fog lifts

Long shadows

How long can this tree hang on?

Alpine Lake on the road bike

Looking south from Bolinas Ridge

Feeling small in the trees - San Geronimo Ridge

Clear and dry on Marshall Beach Rd.

Balance

And the perfect finish to a ride - espresso from an old Bialetti espresso maker in an even older Franciscan coffee cup.

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