TBO & I headed up to Hill 88 today — one of the most scenic spots in Marin — for the annual tradition of gathering with our cycling peeps on the first day of the year!
What’s the best way to cure a hangover? Go for a recovery ride in wine country! The Bearded One and I went to a super fun wedding in Santa Cruz yesterday (two dear cyclist friends of ours got hitched) and we indulged in margaritas, sangria, tequila and champagne until we were quite giddy.
But we managed to drag ourselves out of bed first thing in the morning and headed to Yountville for a mellow 50-mile cruise in the sunshine with Alfie, Beau, Denise, Jason, Lisa and Michael. Highlights included breakfast at Bouchon Bakery, lunch at Model Bakery, wine tasting at Regusci Winery and dinner at Gott’s Roadside. We live to ride, ride to eat!
With the month of June already winding down to a close and as I’d be missing next weekend’s Russian River 200k, I scanned SF Randonneurs’ list of permanents for a last-minute substitution. I’m aiming to get my first R-12 award, so I have to ride at least one 200k (125 miles) or more for 12 consecutive months in order to earn this honor. Read More