Bombing Conzelman: SF -> Pelican Inn
I got back on the Ibis today and rode some dirt in Marin with The Bearded One!
We took the following route, which was inspired by one that May Woo rides regularly:
Out: GGB > Conzelman > Coastal Trail > Rodeo Valley Trail > Bobcat > Marincello > Miwok > Coyote Ridge Trail > Diaz Ridge Trail > Pelican Inn (Lunch!)
Back: Coastal Trail > Green Gulch > Middle Green Gulch > Coastal Fire Road > Coastal Trail > Tennessee Valley Trail > Old Springs Trail > Miwok Trail > Coastal Trail > GGB
Lessons learned: Eat a bigger breakfast (fruit & yogurt didn't cut it); bring more water (one bottle wasn't enough, what was I thinking); bring snacks (we forgot them, nooo!)
I really like this route because it's not too technical (I only had to walk my bike uphill on two short sections, but I think that was due to my legs being a little fatigued from yesterday's ride and I was starving mid-ride). It'll be good for me endurance-wise and will give me the opportunity to get more practice descending switchbacks - Diaz Ridge is full of them. And oh, it's filled with epic views the entire time.
33 miles / 4373 ft.