Yesterday my group rode into the hills West of Morgan Hill, first south on Santa Teresa Boulevard to Day Road, then on Watsonville Road to Cictatic-Adams County Park. From there we did an out-and-back on Redwood Retreat Road to its end at the Fernwood Cellars winery. We then returned via Watsonville Road to Morgan Hill, for a total of just under 40 miles. There were some significant climbs so this was a good test of my recumbent. I was able to get a good enough lead on the flatter sections to give me a head start, then the group caught back to me on both Day Road and Redwood Retreat Road. It was fun playing cat and mouse like that on a pleasant country ride.
Taking a Break at Kirigin Winery’s parking lot (top of Day Road)
The parking lot at Chictatic-Adams Park
The last stretch of Redwood Retreat Road
Entrance to Fernwood Cellars
My recumbent leaning against a tree out in front of Erik’s Deli where we had lunch