We were up early because we wanted to eat a hearty breakfast & digest before any efforts on the bike were required. Bacon, poached eggs, and the usual coffee, which I addressed. Chris wasn’t feeling the ride (Cantelow E to W, Winters, through the orchards), but he was a real trooper. He pulled D and me down PV at a pace she swore she couldn’t have maintained w/o him. I disagreed. She’s stronger and faster — she can dominate the bike rides like she dominates the horse stuff.
Once we turned onto Putah Crreek Rd. we traded pulls, keeping the pace brisk but not taxing. We opted for Mayan Mochas at Steady Eddy’s and saw many friends come and go (new trainee, service was slow but time spent reconnecting with bike friends was well-spent). We went home through the orchards, dropped D off, and shared the work to get home. We rode 3 days in a row, a rarity lately, and we were feeling it. Glad we’re doing a weekly garage spin or this would’ve hurt much more.
And this evening, as we did Friday evening, we test-rode mountain bikes. As if we need more bikes…#N+1