Saturday, July 29, 2017
Let's Get This Party Started
Omg, The Boyfriend took forever to get ready. I was like out the cottage door in 2 seconds, excited to see what Nevada City, in terms of cycling, had to offer. We started later than we should have and learned our lesson about being at altitude and in the heat. We decided to do the Oaktree Bridgeport loop, a 42 mile, 4200 ft. elevation gain ride. It was a challenging route that afforded spectacular views of which The BF would have entirely missed had I not flung my arms wildly telling him to stop and smell the roses.
The BF simply sailed by as he crossed that bridge in the photo above. If you look closely, you will see people floating in the water and lovers sitting on a rock.
The BF had a flat. It was somewhere near a storytelling festival that one of our cottage neighbors planned to visit. The BF has tubeless tires. He couldn't get a proper seal using the gas thingy so he had to rely on pumping as much as air as possible into a tube and going with that. Amazing.
The BF totally flew by and missed this little gem.
The Boyfriend charged off and got me water. What a hero. We went inside a bar and drank cokes laced with a lot of ice. The BF amused me, making jokes about getting to Britney Spears (the road is called Britney Springs). As I dragged my sorry ass behind him, I passed an elderly man in his garden who shouted to me, "He should be behind you like a gentleman." Ha ha ha ha. What a day but worth it.