Our group of eight, led by Mike Varley and Bruce Gordon, departed from Black Mountain Cycles in Point Reyes Station. Conditions were a bit wet, a bit cold, but generally just bracing enough to get the blood pumping. We started with a nice stretch of smooth paved blacktop.
We passed through Inverness and then began our ascent of Mount Vision. The ground here consisted of decomposed granite and pine needles, a nice chunky mix to test the capabilities of our new tires.
At this point, we rode some more fire roads and descended the breathtaking Inverness Ridge. I was too busy riding with a big dumb grin on my face to take pictures at this point.
Afterwards we sat around Mike's shop/museum and told stories, drank beer and hot toddies, and unabashedly ogled Bruce's new monstercross bike.
Thanks to everyone who showed up, it was a world-class group. Check the Black Mountain Cycles blog for a more complete recap of our course.