Back onto a regular bike for a chilly bakery ride out of Danville. It was very subdued until we approached Sunol and then things hotted up. The roads were really dirty especially on the little rise before Sunol and the group suffered a couple of flats. Happy valley was very wet and dirty and there was a nasty cold wind getting up so the pace kept sedate. Once we got onto Vineyard with a tail wind all hell broke loose and the pace went very fast (race pace I reckon). I held on to the lead pack but it was pretty hard.
The next section along Isabel had a stonking cross wind and the pace was also pretty high. It wasn’t much fun at all. Collier canyon also had a nasty headwind and it started raining at the top. The ride back into Danville was cold, very windy and miserable. Not a very fun ride today.