The day was as forceast...rain and high winds, what a crummy day for cycling. I went to Dr. Js to see if my new bike helmet arrived (sorry tomorrow now), drove to Pismo Beach to check out that coastal area, back to Solvang for lunch then hook up with the tour group for wine tasting at Firestone and Fess Parker wineries. Despite the rain adn wind, there were still people out picking strawberries and other veggies at vast areas.
Good time with the gang but such a waste too. I'm out here to ride not drink like a fish.....ok.....that's not true but normally my drinking like a fish is after dark not during daylight. I can see snow up on the mountains, a sight I have never seen before. In fact, there's lots I have not seen before and most associated with high water. Oh well. Here, my cyling tour group is enjoying a glass of wine at a winery! How bout that? Woman on the left, Kelly, is the Cat 3, Clive from England (former racer in England trying to ride back into form in the middle), Cat 3's hubby on the right (Frank and a really good guy) and Terry in the yellow jacket. Later we ate at the Firestone Brewery and Restaurant and....drank more wine! How bout that. Tomorrow, 100 miles for sure...or, if it rains more, more time drinking too much wine. I wish I was in OHIO. GO BUCKEYES!!!!!
Mark is a long-time cyclist who enjoys poking fun at himself but most especially at his friends. No nicknames or comments are intended to offend, accept them in the humor they are intended.