Saturday, December 10, 2011
Woody on Mines
5:15am: zzzz. dreaming about that Old Spice guy.
6:00am: zzz. dreaming about boy toys on the 4th floor of the library.
6:15am: zzz. dreaming about staying in bed with bon bons and cafe au lait.
6:30am: oh alrighty, going to leave the warmth of my bed for an ACTC ride led by Mr. J.
Hrs later: Realize I completely missed the Eclipse! Sigh.
Ms. P and I fumbled in the cold to the start, our fingers practically falling off. It's colder here than in parts of the East Coast. I have a fondness for Livermore much as I do for Alviso. When I think about wine country, I often think about Livermore more than Napa now. It's beautiful country.
Miss P. and I, after thawing out, began the ride on Mines Road with Mr. J and D&D. Just the 4 of us. At the junction (and cafe), Miss P. spotted Woody the Woodpecker! Though he looks a bit different from the cartoon character of my childhood. Actually, far more beautiful.
Without this club and Miss P., I would have stayed in bed and I would have missed an enjoyable outing with a lot visuals stuck firmly in my memory. Later, The BF called from the airport, surprised that I encountered no men to flirt with; ha, I said, I saw some "wildlife" but occasionally I do focus on the riding. But only occasionally.
Just the Stats:
11.5 mph avg
27.5 mph descent
5 hr 5 min