105th Anniversary Ride
After a terrific party last night, we all pulled ourselves out of bed early for a ride this morning. I arrived at the club at 9:30 to a full house and a stack of pancakes. We had about 50 bikes come for the ride, representing clubs like Capitol City MC and Pasadena MC.
Once people had some food, we headed out at exactly 10:15. Up Franklin and out the Golden Gate Bridge, we started the ride in earnest once we got to Lucas Valley Road. The faster crew took off, and the more relaxed riders set out after them. Now out of the fog, we regrouped in Nicasio and made sure nobody was lost. Right on Nicasio Valley, then a left on Hicks Valley Road took us toward Marshall Petaluma Road and the coast. The roads were great, and everyone was having a great time.
Once at the coast, we headed south on Highway 1, and past a terrific number of Marin County Sherrif's Deputies. I had an unexpected chance to chat with one for awhile, in fact. We exchanged information, and he said he'd be in touch.
On again through Point Reyes Station, and to the beach. Limantour Road is beautiful, if a bit gravely, so we took it slow to the coast. A quick look around and a restroom break, and we were off for the last leg of the trip.
We cut in along Sir Francis Drake Blvd to the highway, then into the Marin Headlands for a wonderful late lunch. A few more photos, and we were on our way.
In truth, it was a pretty uneventful ride. For a group that size, sometimes that is a great thing. The roads were beautiful, the weather cooperated, and everyone had fun. Mission accomplished.
Update: I neglected to mention that our prospect ran out of gas in his highly customized KZ 1000. He eventually made it home safely.