A blog about my biking adventures and trips here and there
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Sand and Surf
To the beach we go. But first, we need a beach ball. This one will do nicely. I like big balls, don't you.
Some of the club members enjoying lunch at Manresa State Beach in Aptos. What a great route -- flying down Soquel San Jose, meandering over to San Andreas Road, and doing sections of the Strawberry Fields Forever bike tour. We lost Joan early on due to a mechanical failure.
The temperature was on the cool side with the sea breeze. Watsonville turned out to be warm. We passed the airport and the dump. On Buena Vista, we came across field after field of strawberries. Lovely.
Our host Donny made sure I didn't get lost or run off with men in wetsuits. Darn that Donny. I had a swell time biking with Miss P., AC, and with some other club members I hadn't seen in awhile. Eureka Canyon was tiring towards the end. As usual, despite thinking I was banging it, I finished last.
Just the Stats:
4534 ft of climbing
30 mph descent
11.2 avg mph
5 hr. 34 min.