Dan recently got a new randoneuring/light touring bike and we headed out to the Marin headlands for its inaugural tour. Our destination: a state park hike-in campground in the Marin headlands, about 20 miles north of home.
|Dan heading down our steep street on his new bike. First loaded trip!|
We headed our from home and rode across the city to the golden gate bridge. First up-- the plunge down our steep street, a nice test of the brakes on Dan's new bike!
|Mandatory stop at the fruit stand to pick up some treats for the trip|
We headed across town and over the Golden Gate bridge and through Sausalito, turning off on Tennessee Valley Road, where we made a stop at the excellent fruit stand to stock up on some food for lunch. I had anticipated chilly weather when we planned the trip a few weeks ago, but it was 70 degrees and sunny!
|Heading out to Tennessee Valley beach for lunch|
|Lunch at the beach. I didn't get any good beach photos|
|Dan jams it up the steep hill climbing out from the beach. I think I walked this one (but I have fewer gears than Dan, which is somewhat ironic|
Well, I did have to walk up one of the hills on the climb back out of the beach. Dan cleared the hill!! .
|Gear exploded from our panniers once we arrived at the campsite|
|Incredible full moon rise over our campground|
|Fog is burning off!|
It was pretty foggy when we woke up and I enjoyed my warm coffee, which I had stored in a thermos overnight. Dan went out for another trail run and I read my book some more, then we packed up and headed for home.
|Heading back home on the Sausalito bike path|
The ride home went very smoothly, and I enjoyed Dan's mellow pace, the result of his hard two hour trail run. We made our way up the climb out of Sausalito, pausing at Fort Baker for a photo, then continuing up the winding climb to the bridge pathway.
|Dan and the bikes pose at Fort Baker|
|Massive fog on the bridge- it was a chilly and windy ride back across to the city,|