Today’s ride was 39 miles, bringing the Thanksgiving week total to 74 miles! Woot!
I didn’t really have anywhere in mind to go today; I just knew it was sunny (and wouldn’t be tomorrow) and I wanted to take some photos.
I wound up visiting the Los Trancos Woods neighborhood, a tiny little area sandwiched between Palo Alto’s Foothills Park and Coal Creek Regional Open Space.
The Los Trancos area is incredibly beautiful on a fall day, but unfortunately the roads are very narrow and twisty, with no shoulders…so my photography goal was a little harder to come by. Â Â I finally found a tiny shoulder, squishy with clover, that the bike could stay upright on.
Los Trancos Woods is in unincorporated San Mateo County and is very similar to my neighborhood. Â The median house price is quite a bit higher — around $1.6M — but the hilltop views of open space preserve as far as the eye can see go a long way towards explaining that.
Yesterday was the coldest November 25 on record in over a century and today wasn’t a whole lot warmer; I think it was in the high 40s. Â I bundled up in my winter jacket with my heated liner and gloves, though I didn’t turn on the electrics (the added padding was enough warmth).
I’m still tempted to get that Olympia AST jacket from the bike show; my Kilimanjaro is starting to show signs of age. Â Mmmm, gear shopping.
This is my “I’m bundled up like Randy in ‘A Christmas Story'” face: