|Almost to Alpine Dam|
Anyway, from SF, we headed north through Mill Valley to Fairfax, a hippie town where we refueled and reapplied sunscreen, then up & down to Alpine Dam, a beautiful reservoir, that even has it's own "Yelp" review! Onward to a killer climb, and then to 7 Sisters, named for the 7 "rolling" hills on this section of the ride. Rolling is not how I would describe them...Then to the final "wicked step-mother," Mt. Tamalpais. According to Wikipedia, which is always right, nicknamed Mt Tam, it's the highest peak in the Marin Hills. The view from the top is amazing--San Francisco off in the distance, the Farallons, Marin County. All in all, we traveled almost 60 miles with 2500' of climbing!
|At the top of Mt Tam|
As motivation, we nicknamed our crew, Team Tacos & Beer...hey, we needed motivation to get through! And it worked! Afterward, we refueled at one of my favorite restaurants, Tacolicious...No beer after this ride though...I had to bike home. With the "reserves" low, I figured it'd be in my best interest to abstain!
MG & I are already planning our shared Birthday Ride...coming soon!