Saturday, July 14, 2018
Here I am stopping to appreciate the beauty of Nevada City, elevation 2,777'. We're doing the Bridgepoint Loop today, about a 34.49 mile ride. After a fantastic descent, if you take a moment, you will see this pretty view. In the water, there are people cooling off. It's only morning but Nevada City tends to heat up, something we learned last year during this same ride. Climbing can be close to unbearable.
here. People hang out in the water to beat the heat.
Fudenjuce, a funky vegan cafe with delicious food. Dining in NV City is a wonderful experience. Though this year, we had flies. Annoying.
The BF is fond of renaming it Britney Spears) that is a wonderful source for refilling your water bottle.
The Boyfriend. And there ends our trip. Til the next one.
Friday, July 13, 2018
Of course, once our ride was done, the sky turned blue and the misery of riding 44 miles in rain a distant memory. The Boyfriend and I headed to our next destination -- Nevada City, a 2 hour drive from Graeagle, along Hwy 49, a scenic road that followed the Yuba River.
The BF cleaned our very dirty bikes, too.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
We knew in advance it was supposed to be cloudy with a 10% chance of rain. Except it wasn't cloudy. The sky was gray and the air chilly. Who talks about the weather in California in the summer? I didn't have my jacket but at least I had arm warmers. Miss P. had a vest and The Boyfriend had a jacket. We originally planned to do an 80 mile loop but realized that wouldn't be feasible since we needed to get to our next destination, a 2 hour drive to Nevada City after the ride. There are only so many hours in a day, right. So we agreed to do a 60 mile loop thanks to Miss P. charting out an alternative. Okay, we're off, heading towards the cute town of Graeagle and onwards to Hwy 89 and Gold Lake Hwy. Well. Let me tell you how it really went down....
The BF) has the lead. Sometimes he says that about me. The density of the forest was spectacular. The BF remarked later when we were driving to Nevada City how it almost seemed to be fake because the trees were so darn perfect.
The Boyfriend! He had turned around after meeting Miss P somewhere on the route to see how I was doing. He gave me my options: continue into the unknown or turn around but face more of the same, a dreary drenched ride. I chose to turn around since I knew what to expect. I was psychologically downtrodden and unwilling to complete the loop. We ended up doing 44 miles of which the majority of it was in the rain. Can we say fun, not. Miss P. continued on to sunnier skies, doing the full 60 mile loop. And so it goes. What a day. Not what I expected. But certainly an adventure.....