It’s amazing the difference 30 degrees can make. This morning, I woke to sunny skies and a perfect crisp 75 degrees. I slept like a log last night and had a massive nap after I returned from San Jose, so I felt pretty good this morning and decided to go for a little ride.
I’m getting pretty familiar (and much better) and the Tunnel Road climb. Past there, it’s a fun little climb up Grizzly Peak beyond Skyline, something I hadn’t done before. The views of the East Bay and the city, marred by a line of brown smog on the horizon, are still amazing. After Grizzly, the route rips through Tilden Park along Wildcat Canyon and down to San Pablo Dam.
Up and around El Sobrante and it’s all downhill, albeit with a slight headwind down through Richmond, El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley to Emeryville and Oakland.
Nice little ride.
Ride Time 3:09:39
Max Speed 35.5
Average Cadence –
Here’s the route map: