Sunday, April 10, 2011

Knights Valley

Saturday April 9 Finally the weather pattern changed and we had a delightful biking day. We rode along Rt 128 (a great stretch much like biking in Morgan Hill territory) to JimTown (a general store with great coffees and a delicious ham and brie baguette for lunch). Levi apparently eats here, too. Mileage for me was 52 miles, and The BF did 60+. The perfect weather allowed us to climb Pine Flat. The first 7 miles include rollers and probably a 7% grade with a few steep pitches. The last few miles include stretches of 20% grades which of course the hunky BF did.

There he is, the hunky Boyfriend.

The BF left me in the dust on the way back on Rte. 128. Back at the motel --

Me: I met these guys.

The BF: Geez, go figure.

Me: They were in a pick up truck and they offered to provide SAG support.

The BF: I bet they did.

Me: And then when I arrived in Calistoga, I ran into some firemen.

The BF: Sigh.

The people of Calistoga were very friendly and there's a bike shop as well. It was nice to go to wine country off season and to see the orange poppies, lupine and yellow mustard in bloom. Our next mini vacation is next month in Solvang to watch the Amgen Tour of California time trial and get in some rides.

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