Willow Creek

I’ve been looking for a chance to bike this route through Willow Creek Open Space Preserve near the coast. I’ve hiked parts of the trails before. I know there are some steep uphills that will require pushing, and they are sensitive to weather conditions. Always too wet in winter, which would have me slipping, sliding, and cursing. Often too hot in summer, which would have me panting, sweating, and cursing. But today seemed like a good bet, even with uphill pushing and cursing pretty much guaranteed.

Before I headed toward the coast today, I checked in with Jeff.

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8 response to "Willow Creek"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: June 6, 2019

    I see Jeff and I think alike. This winter I told the Feeshko that I was going to go up on the roof and shovel the snow off it. She said “NO WAY” in her most emphatic voice. Of course, I waited until she went to yoga the next day and then I did it. Luckily, my end result wasn’t as disastrous as Jeff’s. I just got yelled at, that’s all.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: June 6, 2019

      Right. And because I fell off a ladder and broke my ankle many years ago, now I have to wait until my vigilant ace support crew isn’t around before I undertake any tasks requiring a ladder. Jeff and I have agreed to assist each other in all ladder-related tasks from now on.

  2. By: Kathleen Jones Posted: June 6, 2019

    Another Planet of the Apes, Sonoma style. Great ride. I imagine you were not really cursing yourself after having done it.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: June 6, 2019

      Oh, that’s right. Just like your ride, much of mine on an old, overgrown road now closed to vehicles. I was only cursing when dragging the Ogre back up and over the mountain. Now I’m ready to skip the mountain but ride the old road all the way from end to end and back. Maybe I’ll wait until Jeff is ready to ride again. We’ll tell his wife no ladders will be required.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 6, 2019

    Does dancing atop a rock with rubbery legs weigh into the discussion at some point? 😉
    My CEO seldom lets me out without strict supervision — not that Ive done anything like poor Jeff and yourself.

    Otherwise a great trip, beautiful photos, and fantastic scenery!

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: June 6, 2019

      On a ladder or otherwise, my ace support crew has permanently enjoined me from dancing where anyone can see me. The only thing worse than my dancing is my singing. The only thing worse than my singing is my dancing.

  4. By: Seasidejanet Posted: June 7, 2019

    Another great ride….looks like you’re training for the Dirty Kanza!! Which BTW we are thinking of doing the DK50 next year😳😳 There is a 350, 200, 100, 50 and 25 mi rides all gravel!! Oh yea… Jack sends his best to Jeff – been there done that kinda thing!!

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: June 7, 2019

      Dirty Kanza might be too much for this old guy. However, I have my eyes on the back road from Bodie to Bridgeport. Need to wait a week or two until a little more snow melts. Now that you have a Troll, you and Jack should join me. Only one day. High altitude. Unpredictable weather. No pavement. Probably some snow still on the ground. No services, civilization, or people. Just what the Troll is meant for!

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