This morning I rode up Highway 1 and cut up into the woods, up and over Tam and back. It was a nice tempo ride that started out sunny, turned foggy and cold, but sunny and perfect by the time I reached the top. 65 miles and 5,500' of climbing later I was completely satiated with my Sunday morning ride. I felt really good, even after having raced yesterday.
I big group of riders passed by me coming from the other direction at this point along Highway 1. I was a little jealous of the group, but knew I'd prefer my solo ride. I had to go my own pace, picking up and slowing down to get some semblance of recovery. I didn't surprise myself in pushing a bit hard throughout the ride. I climbed past two strong riders going up the BoFax climb, and past another group before the 7 Sisters climb.
Out front of the old Studio Velo location in Mill Valley. The hand painted Rapha mural is still there. From afar it looks like a large photo. The weather was really great by the end of my ride. I was also looking forward to the tailwind back along Marina Green and the Embarcadero.
Well deserved iced coffee and cinnamon roll after a long ride. I spent the rest of my afternoon cleaning both of my bikes, bleeding my disc brakes, finding a lingering creak, installed a bike rack on my wife's back and caught up with Stage 9 of the tour. Not bad for a Sunday.