November rides are cold rides. For whatever reason I was able to log 270 miles in the saddle this month. That give me a year to date total off 2350 miles. Got out there today for a day after Thanksgiving/burn a few of those pecan pie calories, ride. A lot of people had the same idea. Barb and I took the short way out to Coyote Hills via Ardenwood Farm. Took a right turn once inside Coyote Hills and took dirt trail around Pelican Island (no pelicans today. about 8 turkey vultures though!) and made our way out the last two miles of Alameda Creek. Got on the levee road at the end of the trail and cruised over to our regular rest spot we like to call the "bus stop". Turns out the bus stop was a busy place today. This curve in the road is where we always take a break. There were already a couple of guys there when we pulled up. Then another couple stopped to check a trail map. Some very rare congestion out in the middle of nowhere. After a couple of minutes everyone else went on their way and it was just Barb and I. Before we left, I did take the opportunity to put up old glory out in its rightful spot in the bay.