Ride Recap: HCC Saturday Ride – 01/24/2015 – Bridge to Bridge

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Ride recap by Joey and Photos by Jonah, Joey, and Andy M.

What’s cracking HCC!

This Saturday we took on the classic Two Bridges Carquinez Scenic Look. This being the middle of winter, the weather was actually quite mild and visibility very clear.

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As always, we met at Starbucks in Hercules for coffee and pre-ride banter. We had a new member roll out with us today, Will and making his return from his cycling hiatus, Ricky which made for a total of 12 riders this morning. HCC rolling DEEP!

After the customary group photo we headed out on San Pablo Rd towards Rodeo where the group quickly splintered with Mario, Richard, Stephen, Mike and Will who turned it up to 400w and dropped the hammer making for a break away from the rest of the gruppetto.

We regrouped at Vista Point in Crockett and kept together as we crossed the Carquinez Bridge into Vallejo and to Benicia State Park.

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We then made our way through Martinez and up towards the remodeled Carquinez Scenic route where Ricky exclaimed, “I thought we were going through Alhambra?” Somebody didn’t read the route sheet!

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We descended into Port Costa for proper mid ride café stop at the historic Burlington Hotel where we enjoyed some pour over coffee, loose leaf teas and pastries before saddling up for the return ride home.

Great ride, with good people, what a great way to start your weekend.

Enjoy more photos below!

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