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.

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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.

They call me Old Grumble-Face. I have no idea why they do that....

2 response to "Yellow"

  1. By: Hopkins Escapades Posted: March 10, 2020

    Yellow is such a cheery color after the grey tones of winter around here. Nice to see yellow popping up along your cycling route too. Good song theme for the ride as well. Hopefully there will be no repeat performance this year with fires. Cheers & happy pedaling.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: March 10, 2020

    Interesting photos — we get wild mustard here too as Im sure you know, but it is dealt with before planting.
    So, at some point will the alleys between the vine strips be treated or just how do they handle that?

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