Another Rainy Day in So Cal
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!!!!!
3/24/2011 12:37:15 am
The Kenda/5-hour Energy Pro Cycling team will be racing in San Dimas, doing a stage race this weekend, not far from you. Starts this Friday.
3/25/2011 03:00:04 am
John Swope and I are planning to leave from Carroll H.S. (parking lot by the ball diamonds) at 11:00am. We are planning on going to the South Bloomingville area and back, probably 75-85 miles.
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