Monday, September 03, 2012

Labor Day Ride - 9-3-12

The VFR - she waits with a tank bag capable of carrying several burritos. Breakfast with Chuck - we ride to a classic old mexican restaurant in the Filmore.  Fill up on big portions of food. So much i cannot motivate to have dinner now at 8:58 PM. 

Jump across the Bay Bridge - Lots of CHP on the road - keeps everyone at a sane speed. I also noticed lots of road kill - i predict an earthquake coming.

Up 880 to Richmond and up San Pablo Dam Road. See map below when i started the GPS app to track the trip. Slow twisties - lots of traffic going the other direction! We had no one behind us and no one in front of us. At our peaceful pace through the bending country roads. Down into Hayward then up or under 580 east to Palomares Rd. South towards Fremont.

That is not a stick up there near the white line. Small deer leg. The head, rib cage and another leg are in the ditch to the left.  The circle of life.

Stopping for a break - Red Bull and H2O - 75° in the shade - warmer in the sun - but a great day for a ride. Lots of bike out today. Stopped in Fremont on Mission at Starbucks. Sat outside in the cool late afternoon breeze. I think this is where Alex and Joe spent time between classes. South to 237 and Chuck went on up 101 and i split off at Lawrence Expressway. Big 5 Labor Day sale - got a pair of Nike Batting Gloves for hot weather rides. We'll see how they work - not much protection for bones.

Chuck's 1098 Ducati blew a coolant hose near SFO airport. He nursed it home. Hope the damage is lite. Good thing he did not loose traction or stiction with coolant spray coming out all over the nice clean bike and rear tire.

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