Wednesday September 30th, PM. Time is running out for post-work daylight exploring this year. Took a little detour from Daly City to Pacifica, climbing back up the Mori Ridge fireroad to Sweeney Ridge while avoiding Highway 1. Used the beater road bike and its triple wasn't enough to prevent the need to walk a few steep sections. Road bikes are fine for most the trip, but I wouldn't wear SPD-SLs.
History lesson: Sweeney Ridge is the spot where the Portolá Expedition discovered the San Francisco Bay. There's even a monument up there south of the abandoned Nike missile site SF-59L.
Most of the way up, past the last steep bit:
View of sf & San Bruno Mountain from Sweeney Ridge: