Monday, June 8, 2009

First Group Ride of The Summer

The weekend was off to an early start Saturday morning, with a ride of good distance planned. A couple Soma staffers and a friend took off from the city, fueled by caffeine and hopes for good weather. The Alpine Lake loop (roughly pictured above) can be ridden in both directions, in this case we rode counterclockwise. It involves some good climbing, with serious hills before and after the lake, with lots of rolling hills on the ridge leading up to and on top of Mt. Tamalpais. The descent down from Mt. Tam includes some sections of brand new road that are as fast as it gets, with Muir Woods as a backdrop. The weather at the lake and riding back to Marin was more ominous and overcast than sunny, but it was the right temperature for riding. None of us had been keeping to our Winter or Spring training regimens so we were a little beat by the time we rolled back into town, but it was a good start to the summer riding season.

A little peak at
Stinson Beach through the fog:

Epic? Depends on your definition:

Oft-photographed ribbon of road:

The lake itself:

Sunday Streets was a hit, with large attendance and sunny skies:

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