Saturday, April 12, 2014

12 April 2014

Solo ride

It was partly cloudy and chilly in the shade, but nice in the sun. I headed north on Hwy 1 to Bonny Doon Rd, then headed up, continuing up Pine Flat, then headed back on Empire Grade. Just before the twisty lower part starting with the sign that used to say 14% grade, a car passed me, and then rode its brakes cause me to have to brake until the bridge and slight uphill after it. On the other hand, the light at Heller was red when I first saw it, but turned green before I got to the intersection, so I didn't have to even slow down.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

5 April 2014

Solo ride

It was sunny and cool, and the roads were damp in the shade. I headed north on Hwy 9 through Felton, where, unusually, the light at Graham Hill turned green as I arrived. I took Glen Arbor to Ben Lomond, then continued up Hwy 9 to Boulder Creek, where I headed out on Hwy 236. I started up Jamison Creek at 1:01 and got to the top at 1:27 for a time of approximately 25:58. At Empire Grade, I turned left and headed down. The light at Heller was green when I first saw it and, as usual, it turned red before I arrived at the intersection and I had to stop for 10-15 seconds.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

22 March 2014

Solo ride

It was clear and cool. There was lots of car traffic clogging up the bottom part of High St that I had to stop for for about 2 minutes. After getting through that, the light at Encinal and Hwy 9 cycled through without turning green, so I had to run that. Then, on Hwy 9, somewhere between the south boundary of Henry Cowell and Felton, a motorist in a car behind me blasted its horn for something like 10 seconds, then, I suspect, deliberately passed me with about a half foot of clearance (which is illegal in California as of 2014). I believe that such motorists that deliberately use their vehicles as instruments of intimidation towards people such as bicyclists and pedestrians should have their licenses suspended, and, with repeated offenses, should have their licenses revoked. At Felton, I turned left and headed up Felton-Empire. At Empire Grade, I turned left and headed back down. The light at Heller was red when I first saw it, but it turned green, so I started sprinting for the intersection, but then it turned yellow so I had to stop as it turned red, which feels so typically annoying for that traffic light that wasn't there a few years ago.