I started up a minute early and JB caught me in the first mile.
It was the kind of day where you take off your gloves about half way up.
Most of you who probably have ridden Green Valley Road which is on the way to Walnut Creek from the South Side, and are familiar with the weird little section where a bike path is separated from the roadway by a curb; it's always been a hazard but after a while you got used to it. But they've recently repaved this road and they made the bike lane even narrower so now you can't ride in it at all. It's really a strange little section and doesn't serve any observable purpose but now it's even more dangerous... so be careful there and plan on riding in the road instead of on the other side of the curb.