Today’s ride was so pleasant as most of the miles were traveled on back country roads or bicycle trails, even if we did end up at the wrong hotel and had to climb one more hill to get to the right one and it was a doozy of a hill – a short one that I walked about 1/2 of, once my front wheel came off the ground.
Our B and B served the two stage breakfast, coffee at 8:00 and breakfast at 9:00 (blueberry pancakes and sausage – um um good). During the “coffee hour” we struck up a conversation (imagine that) with a couple who had retired to Groveland, CA from Silicon Valley. They have horses and the B and B was set up with stables for the horses. We shared our cycling stories and they shared their horse camp stories. They have a daughter in Haymarket, VA. We have similar interests – grandchildren, traveling, sailing. Their retirement home is a ranch near Yosemite.
After leaving the B and B and Point Reyes,
we had a gentle downhill ride for about 6 miles where we joined the Cross-Marin Bike Trail for another six miles.
After a lunch stop in Lagunitas, we traveled the highway miles on a route with a wide shoulder into Fairfax.
At this point we left the highway and traveled through several small towns; Fairfax, Ross, San Anselmo, on village streets – dedicated, signed bike routes – very pleasant. We arrived in Corte Madera at the hotel only to find out we were at the wrong one and had to go a few more miles to Mill Valley to the right one. We were able to go the last few miles on the Sausalito-Mill Valley Bike Path.
The closer we get to San Francisco, the more dedicated bike lanes, bike paths and bike trails we are finding.
Tomorrow morning we head to the Golden Gate!