Rough Riders Rally Saturday Ride
Day 2 of the Rough Riders Rally. This was going to be the longer ride with mixed terrain and much more climbing. We all met at Tam Bikes for coffee and bagels, and then rode off in waves. The first climb might have been the steepest. Riding up the steep streets that would get us to the beginning of Railroad Grade and the climb up to Mt. Tam. After West Point Inn the fireroad pointed downward and then turned into single track that dropped us off at Highway 1. Here’s the route from Garmin.
One of the highlights was meeting Sean, the owner of Rawland Bicycles. He had his Rawland Drakkar on the ride and I even got to ride it later in the evening. I got to talk with him for a little while after the dinner and we discussed the differences between the Salsa Fargo and the Drakkar. On appearances they look similar, but they are really very different bikes.
One of the stops was Battery Townsley. A World War II fortification.
At the bottom of the 2nd to last climb I came across this sign. Road closed? Really? We’re on a Rough Riders Rally though, so I decided to take my chances. I was rewarded at the top with a great view.
Later that night we all got together for some socializing and some food. Everyone put their bikes on display and we voted on the our favorite bike. Sean from Rawland won 1st Place with his Drakkar. Here’s a couple of the bikes that were there.