A Cold Ride up Hwy 1 to BackRanch Rd

Jan 31, 2016

I had a lot of computer work to do today, but it was sunny, and I really wanted to get out and do a couple of hours on the bike. Davenport sounded like the right call. Yesterday's storm had left, but now there were stiff cold winds blowing out of the northwest, and they got stronger with every mile. A couple miles past Wilder Ranch State Park, I was so cold and fighting so hard to make forward progress, that I changed my destination to Back Ranch Rd. It'd just be a 17 mile ride over all, and I comforted myself with the fact that I'd be pushed effortlessly back to Santa Cruz after I had a nice PB&J sandwich as I overlooked the panorama from the my destination. And so it was.

My trusty steed

The low winter afternoon sun, contrast hightened with the 'curves' command in Photoshop