Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Point to Point to Point to Point...

Or the out and back and out and back, out and back ride.  I've been in Point Reyes Station 7 years now and can't believe this was the first time I'd done this ride.  Done every part of it, but not combined it all.  It's basically combining what are typically two rides into one. 

What I'm talking about is a ride from Point Reyes Station to Pierce Point to the Point Reyes lighthouse and back to Point Reyes Station.  60 miles and I'm thinking a bit over 6,000' of climbing (remembering it's roughly 3,500' to Pierce Point and back to PRS and about the same to the lighthouse and back to PRS).  (edit:  That's what I get for thinking.  Actual climbing is 4,500'.)

What got me to tackle this ride now?  Last Saturday, the Dirty Kanza 200 was held and I keep seeing Facebook postings of guys tackling big miles and I felt like I needed to up my mileage (or more specifically my T.I.T.S - Time In The Saddle) on the days I have more than a couple hours to ride.  Last weekend I put in two 4 hour days in a row and between this recent Sunday when I spent 4 hours tackling this Point/Point/Point/Point ride and today's 4 1/2 hours, I'm feeling pretty good on the bike now.  Motivation seems to be with me.  For now.

The road to Pierce Point

Which was fully encased in fog

Rolling back from Pierce Point

Cows dig it out on the range

The cypress tunnel leading to the RCA building

The understatement of the year

There's a lighthouse down there

And back to Point Reyes Station

All the photos here:  http://tinyurl.com/ogkoz57

(What's playing:  KWMR Release Me)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah yes! The intimate pleasures of a great big BM (big miles)increases with the age of the cyclist. I myself enjoy a BM on a daily basis, in fact I feel a BM is essential to personal health and happiness. Randonneurs especially appreciate a great giant BM.

Glad to see you get a little closer to appreciating BM's.