There is a rumor going around that I am not in CA but instead back in Ohio, making up these stories while pulling images from the internet. Given my reputation, I can easily understand how this could get started. To put it to rest, I got out early and first stopped at a local golf course but the course did not have a cap with the course name on it so I bought a standard Titleist cap and went outside and found someone to shoot me standing next to a cart having the Rancho something or other name. I knew this would not be enough so I drove up the mountain and.....
...ran across some old friends and they were too happy to pose with me. My buddies put on full helmets and padding and .....
...plunge down this dirt path. I asked if they ride back up and they said no, it's too steep. What a thrill that must be to ride. Anyway, although a rest day, I'm going out Refugio Road where it turns to dirt for a mile and then back to pavement before coming to Reagan's Ranch. A couple from Cleveland told me there is a road up there that follows a ridge and has maybe the best views of the area. I kind of wanted to take it easier today because tomorrow is the Solvang Double Century ride, a route I will jump and get in maybe 110, but don't want to miss a chance on seeing something spectacular. I'll take my camera and post images later.