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dreaming in the shadows of the Sleeping Maiden

Mt. Tamlapais, September 2012

Mt. Tam glimpsed from US 101 in San Rafael

My riding buddy and I met over coffee at our local Peet’s to plot out our ride today. We took things a little too leisurely, since we didn’t “saddle up” until past 1:30 pm. Though we chose a course that had us coasting downhill for a few miles at the beginning of the ride, we realized that coming back that same way later in the day is likely to pose a challenge for which we might not be up (pun intended, I suppose.) Still, we pedaled on along the country roads with small uphill climbs that taxed a little but then gave way to brief descents for sweet recovery. When we finally reached the halfway point of our planned route, we stopped for a very late lunch. From where I called the spouse to come pick us up….

Fair-weather riders, or just a couple of old broads with riding plans for younger legs and lungs…. We were done riding for the day. Which explains the near-afterthought of today’s picture of Mt. Tam caught from the cushy passenger seat of a car taking us the fast way home.