[CR]October 22,2006 Marin ride


Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 20:23:18 -0700
From: Bob Freitas <freitas1@pacbell.net>
To: CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]October 22,2006 Marin ride

It was a short notice ride that brought the four of us to Fairfax, Calif. The goal was a ride out thru west Marin (this was the scene of a large turnout ride 2 years ago)The weather was absolutely perfect, warm with no wind. So we had Steve Meyer on his Bianchi Competizone, Greg Davis on his Carlton Flyer,Eric Meddaugh on his Raleigh Competition and I on my Bianchi SC. Those survivors of the previous ride remember the climb up Whites hill, it seems to get steeper each time I ride it. We rode out thru Rancho Nicasio and then around the reservoir (some how ,my nice photo of the sun shining on the water was not in my camera) out to Point Reyes Station for a nice stop at Bovine Bakery for a refresher. The small coastal town was over flowing with cyclists, Motorcyclists and tourists in general, all brought out by a glorious Indian summer day. While we were there we had a couple admire our vintage bikes and then we found out that they had a couple of MASIs at home (one 72 Italian and a Cali) Steve was trying to get a deal done for the 49 CM one and we will have to wait for the results. As we had a 2PM lunch planned we continued out to Inverness to look for Great White sharks but only saw a Talbot Lago, not a fish but a spectacular vintage car. After our brief visit to Inverness we headed back to Samuel P Taylor park for a fund raiser for local wetlands. Lunch was steamed Mussels, Barbecued Oysters assorted chips and dip plus local Beer. Greg took full advantage of the "all you can eat" until his plate disappeared. We said bye to Steve as he was going to wait for his wife to arrive and we headed back towards Fairfax just a few easy climbs away Steve mentioned he thought we had ridden 25 miles but we covered more ground than we did last time and I know it was probably more like 40. Another day of riding in perfect weather.....................

BOB FREITAS
                                 marvelous MILL VALLEY,CA nothing like it in the USA http://wooljersey.com/gallery/NITROBOBs-GARAGE/Bay-Area-vintage-rides/Point+Reyes+station/