OK, I did it. drove to CA. I rode 74 on Friday, 54 on Sat, hiked the brutally steep Flat Iron via Siphon Draw on Sunday and so, jumped in the car and drove to Santa Ynez Valley on Monday. I know, this is borderline irrational but I needed a "CA Fix" and so got it while eating at a couple of great restaurants. Below, emerging from a grove of Eucalyptus trees, the long ride via Foxen Canyon Road to Tepusequet Road and then up, up, up. More to come, later.