In the suburban town of Morgan Hill, I head up Dunne Avenue, which climbs to the top of the hills straight ahead.
After a short break in Morgan Hill's little downtown for refreshments and iced espresso, I turned off Monterey Road and am now heading up Dunne Avenue, which ends at Henry Coe State Park headquarters some 12 miles up the hill.
The bike lane here is a nice touch, but the ride through the 101 freeway interchange, which I just crossed, can be intimidating to the uninitiated.
Unfortunately, the bike lane disappears there during double free-right-turn lanes onto the freeway (which California bike-lane design standards allow). So, even though I know what I'm doing out "in the middle of the road" avoiding the on-ramps, motorists have occasionally reminded me that they don't know what I'm doing out there (where the bike lane would be if there were one).
Date: August 26, 2007, 14h55