Me: I had a cool sensation
The BF: I feel a whopper coming on
Me: a sweet vibration as I came down the quite bumpy Eureka Canyon....
The BF: I refuse to listen to anymore.
Me: Ah, sweet mystery of life, at last I found ....
The BF: Sigh, why do I go on bike rides with you.
Lookey, a Venn diagram! But I digress. It was quite cold starting off from the school near Lexington Dam and in parts of Eureka Canyon in the Santa Cruz Mountains for Donny's ride to Corralitos and Mt Madonna.
I spent an hour in Corralitos, thawing myself in the sun, drinking milk, taking photos, and fondly recalling the two mountain bikers who appeared from nowhere to offer "assistance" the moment I stopped to check directions somewhere on Eureka Canyon. I wasn't the only one who opted out to not do Mt. Madonna. The Boyfriend, stud that he is, did the entire 68 mile route. The ride, with a lot of climbing and descending, proved challenging on a cold day. I began fantasizing, no not about those mountain bikers, but about a hot steaming cup of coffee the last 4 miles back to the start. Glad we did it. I had a good time. Pretty scenery.
Just the Stats:
28 mph descent
10.6 mph avg
4 hr 32 min