Patterson Pass

Today's route, I planned was just over 100 miles with around 6,000ft of climbing. Out to Livermore, via Calaveras to Tesla Rd then on to Patterson Pass. Patterson Pass peaks at 1,550ft, with the grade reaching 15%. 

The descent is a lot of fun reaching up to 40mph. In the distance you can see the hills are covered by Windmills, they aren't there by accident, it's windy out there. Sure enough when I reached Altamont Pass Rd, the wind was in full force at around 30mph. With the wind came the rain, by the time I left Livermore, I was drenched, but the rain stopped and I was mostly dry by the end of the ride.

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