The temperatures were a bit chillier than the clear sky indicated, but that did not faze the 18 riders on the May Jersey ride. It was also great to be joined be DSSF founding member Howard Neckel. Returning member, Kepa Askenasy joined us on her new Bianchi, having replaced her 17 year old Specialized. Several members joined us along the way to the Golden Gate Bridge, those wanting that extra bit of sleep on a Saturday morning.
Raymond Pelayo and Michael Schmucki lead the morning Conzleman loop, joined by Joseph (5,000 miles before ALC) Collins and Larry L’Italien. Chris Contos, Patrick Heryford and myself led the rest doing the Camino Alto-Paradise Drive Tiburon Loop meeting up at Shark’s Deli, including Cameron Ross, John Coundouris, Wanderson Carlos, Yew Hoe Tan, Jeremy Jacobs, Rico Nappa and David Goldsmith. Unfortunately, we lost one guest rider along the way to the Golden Gate Bridge, David’s friend Rhette who came up from San Jose. We were also joined by Rob, a friend of Joseph’s, and Doug.
On the return trip, Chris and I opted to do the Conzelman loop, and Joseph and Larry opted to repeat it with us, we considered returning thru the tunnel and coming back up under the bridge, but ultimately decided to climb back up McCullough and then back down Conzleman. Joseph took us an a detour through the Presidio to an old dilapidated former leper hospital, soon to be renevated to.. what else? luxury condos. Jospeh and Larry dropped off towards their respective homes and Chris and I arrived back at Peets to have coffee with Michael.
Look forward to seeing you all next month!