Lately I’ve been doing a preponderance of comparatively short off-pavement rides. Steep, rough trails make up for distance.
Today I decided I wanted to stretch out the mileage a little on pavement. I haven’t been up toward Shiloh Ranch Regional Park or Foothill Regional Park since the wildfires in that area last year. Must be time to go in that direction. For good measure, I started the ride by going up and over Fountaingrove, which is still recovering from the 2017 fires that destroyed almost all the homes there. I avoided taking photos of fire damage and rebuilding, but all that was difficult to avoid on the east side of Old Redwood Highway and Highway 101 while pedaling north.
Meanwhile, here’s a song to accompany the first half of the ride. That last line is especially apropos. One of my favorite musicians these days, although I don’t rate this as one of his best songs. But it fits.