January Jersey Ride.. great weather and 21 riders!

Who would have thought, in January? 21 riders took advantage of the incredible day under blue skies and moderate temperatures for the monthly Jersey Ride. Sixteen of us left Peet’s including Mark, Rob, Joseph, Cam, and Nancy, plus board members, Chris, Will, Roger and Michael. We picked up riders all along the way, Jerome, Doug and Topher joined us at the Golden Gate Bridge. Steph, Jenn and their friend Julia joined us at the Conzelman parking lot.

High tide had the water level up near the bike path, but no where near as high as in December where we had to take a side trip to avoid water nearly a foot deep. Dave caught up with us at the end of the bike path. A small group headed directly into Tiburon, while the rest of us headed up Camino Alto and on around for a gorgeous (but chilly in the shade) Paradise Drive ride.

In Tiburon, we had such a large group, with staggered arrivals that we were inside and outside at Café Acri. And the iPhones came out too, with the Apps comparison and candid photo shots, now part of so many DSSF rides.

On the Tiburon bike path, Cam was stopped with Joseph and a flat. The swap was nearly done, we are still not sure what happened, but 3 tubes later, we were finally on our way. Joseph heading to get a new set of tires, in fact.

In the Presidio, Joseph and I headed by the old leper hospital near 15th Avenue, the sides having now been torn down as the place is being gutted for luxury condos. When Joseph took Larry and I to see this last summer, it looked more like it should just be torn down, with the graffiti and all. It should be interesting to see the transformation.