Monday, April 04, 2011
Highway 9 out of Saratoga to Ben Lomond
Yesterday Chuck and i rode Hwy 9 to Ben Lomond - ate lunch at the Tyrolean Inn - Schnitzel! Then back on 9 return to Saratoga Starbucks. Monumental day - some wet turns where water was seeping out of the mountain and it was a drop in temp once you rose out of the valley and into the shade of the redwoods. Sitting in the sun drinking coffee and eating cake - talking about the ride and life as we know it.
When you ride southbound visibility is tough - the sun is in your face and you are in and out of the dark shadows of the forest. Best part is the northern route with the sun at your back - but, i still suggest a clear or light smoked face shield.
This video is of the southbound run chasing John W out of Saratoga 2010 - his favorite part is the descent after the summit at 35. There is a series of right and lefts that flow and you can see i have trouble keeping him in the frame just before the end.
Coming up - MotoGP at Laguna Seca, Highway 17 Santa Cruz to Los Gatos, Alices and misc Bike Shows......