I went to Mount Tamalpais - another brilliant idea of mine. The ride up was tough for me. I made the mistake of starting from home so by the time I started the climb I was already 20 miles into a 43 mile-ride and I am not sure that I got the nutrition aspect right. I had a light-ish breakfast and ate a couple of power bars before my way up.
I wasn't cold on the way up but the minute I turned around, I became really really cold - it had started to rain and getting increasingly wet didn't help as my hands became cold and wet. The rain started when I was only 4 miles from the top so I decided to keep going. I wasn't dressed with fewer layers than whatever I had seen the other cyclist wear - and there were quite a few cyclists on that route. A synthetic base layer, a bike jersey, arm warms, bike shorts, leg warmers and full-fingered gloves - and a jacket that is technically water-proof. I stopped at the Pan Toll station as there was a hair blower to try to dry off my cold fingers and gloves.I hooked up with a couple of Englishmen, one of them living here and we cycled down to the first Inn we saw on the way down to swallow down a bowl of hot soup and a hot chocolate. I also emailed Serge as I wasn't looking forward to riding all the way through the city in rain that wasn't stopping, and shivering. Serge picked me up at Mike's Bike in Sausalito and drove me home.
First thing I did on Sunday morning is to get a better waterproof and windproof jacket which I used for my quick ride on Sunday! That one seemed to work :)Total mileage for this week was a little over 100 miles.