Can you believe it was 52 degrees this morning? While the rest of the West burns to a crisp, we’re nice and cool. As I proceeded on Arastradero Road I passed two Sheriffs on motorcycles handing out tickets to cyclists. I guess today was their day for doing that thankless job.
I avoided the tickets and continued through Portola Valley, passing the shuttered Portola Valley Nursery. I guess it has been shut down for a while but never noticed. Just to make things interesting I took Albion Avenue over to Olive Hill Lane. I hadn’t ridden those roads in at least 25 years.
I wanted to check out the Crystal Springs Dam work, but the road is closed about a half mile before the dam. The road is supposed to re-open in December.
On my return I stopped by to see Jobst Brandt. He seemed in pretty good spirits. When I noticed his 48-spoke wheel I expressed my surprise and he had a good one-liner. “Weird.” That Super Champion rim with Phil Wood hub has been sitting in his house for eons. Waiting for a tandem rider who needs one I guess.