Time flies by. There is less than a 100 days left before the D day. I have to stop doing flat rides and practice my climbing if I want to finish that ride.
With that in mind, I went up mount Tam yesterday. The forecast as usual in San Francisco was wrong. It was supposed to be cloudy and it was absolutely beautiful.
I think they should just give up on trying to foresee the weather in the bay area. Their models are not even correct 2 hours ahead... I think the website should display "Not a clue" when you ask for next day's forecast and "look outside your window" for today's weather. That would surely be more accurate. If you think about it, one would fail that much on predictions in a financial institution, one would not stay long. Anyway... the pattern "sunny everyday, foggy in SF, windy after 2pm NNW" is coming back soon so it will become easier for these poor guys.
Coming back to Mount Tam, here are a few pictures:
As you can see, pretty bad weather!
On the top, I met a guy who had done the Death Ride a couple of times and he gave me some good advices, like don't be competitive, just keep your own pace. Good advice! Also, weather can be 90F and then pouring rain an hour later (imagine how lost our poor guys from the weather forecast would be...).
Ok, now is time to go home. SF is on the horizon, where the car is parked. 40mph downhill. Life is great!
Distance: 43.1 mi
Moving Time: 02:47:51
Resting Time: 00:15:59
Total Elevation Gain: 5,616 ft (one third of the death ride...)
Happy week end everybody. Thanks to all of you who have already donated.