Rolled out at 7:30 from home and it was as cold as it gets, but I knew it would get into the upper not-so-colds in a couple hours so I didn't overdress. The sun was right in my eyes for a lot of the ride, and the photos don't turn out so well in that condition.
It was very quiet for the first hour or so - we figured everybody was hunkering down in preparation for the required pandemic hunkering on Monday. There were a lot more people by 9am though, so I guess people just were waiting until things warmed up some.
Beautiful blue skies up higher, but we could see a lot of smoky fog at city-level... we remarked about spare the air days and then we came around the corner to Diablo Ranch and they were having a big bon-fire! Didn't seem very sensible.
At Junction we heard the unmistakable sound of a wood chipper and wondered about that because usually The Park just hauls dead trees over the edge of the road and down the ditch. Turns out it was the Ranger House on Hotel Road (across from Sunset Picnic Area). Apparently there's a budget to chip trees at the residences, but not in the public areas.
BEFORE he bonked because now the whole world will see his bonk on my blog... as if he weren't embarrassed enough already.