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.