It may not be snow and ice, but I went for a ride today during a brief pause between two major storm systems that are battering North California. I'm determined to take advantage of every scooting opportunity I can this winter, and I guess that means riding even when the skys are threatening.
Here's a shot I took on Skyline boulevard, facing vaguely West and overlooking Oakland and the San Francisco bay.
Skyline runs through a lot of woods, and the storms that were hitting us up until late this morning left a whole lot of storm debris in the road -- piles and piles of pine needles, bark, and twigs, and of course it's all wet. The roads ranged from rivers of water coming down from higher elevations to bone-dry, and so speed was pretty erratic the whole ride. I did a total of 42 miles at an average speed of 22 mph. Maximum speed was 46.7 mph.
Now for some soup. All the heat has left my body.