|At the Ponderosa Road Bridge|
Fall was speeding by and the holiday season was fast approaching. It was time, (11/12/2020) for a last adventure ride before by seasonal training ride routine began.
|At the Colfax Park and Ride|
For this ride you start by heading west, up to Placer Hills Road. You then follow Placer Hills for a few miles to the Weimar Crossing Road intersection.
|At the Weimar Sign|
|At the State Recreation Area.|
The road now turns to dirt/gravel and it's condition goes downhill along with the road! This is one of the worst roads I've ridden, lots of ruts and holes. I rode the brakes quite a bit, glad to have the Spyre discs on this ride. The mustache handlebars also give you a nice stable riding position. Generally, I was pretty satisfied with the Ritchey's performance here.
|At the Ponderosa Bridge, now closed to cars.|
|Ponderosa Bridge over the N. fork of the American River.|
|Pausing on the climb up from the Ponderosa Bridge.|
|View from Worton's|
I've described Yankee Jims many times in these pages so I won't go into much detail here. Generally the road was okay this year, maybe a little more washboard than I like. At the bottom I hit the corrugated steel plate that forms the road surface of the bridge a little too hard and this caused a pinch flat on my rear tire! This would turn out to be the only mechanical issue of this ride.
|At the bottom of Yankee Jims Road, note the deflated rear tire!|
|Obligatory view back at Yankee Jims Bridge!|
The rest of the ride was the usual climb up to Colfax. Nothing unusual here, one or two cars encountered but really, traffic was very light.
|End of the ride shot.|
|The Ritchey's new shoes!|