Only Brad S. and I braved the early morning rain for today's Silicon Valley CR ride. The two of us chatted about bikes and waited until 10:00, then rolled out under gray but dry skies. The roads were damp, but not unrideable. We had not gotten more than two miles when, just before turning onto the Alameda Creek trail, we hit a nasty patch of thorns. Three-quarters of the tires in the peloton were punctured - some several times.. We made repairs, but having exhausted our supply of spares, we decided that pressing on would be unwise. We arrived back at the starting location just under an hour after starting. Total distance was 3.8 miles; average speed was about 4 MPH. No coffee or pastries were had.
Dave "searching eBay for fenders" Clementson Palo Alto, CA where it just now has started raining in earnest