Sunday, July 30, 2017

What Planet Are You On

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Shocked, I say, shocked, The Boyfriend suggested we take it easy this morning.  Relax and cuddle.  Omg.  I was convinced that during the night, aliens kidnapped him.  Rather than do the planned 60 mile route which meant getting up really early to beat the heat, The BF recommended we do the lovely LeMond loop we did when we first arrived (15 miles, 1225 feet in elevation gain). What possessed him?  Surely little green men had taken over his brain.  Can you spot me in the trees?

It is a super loop giving us one last chance to appreciate the scenery, the earthly smells, the funny names of street signs.  For whatever reason, this was the only day in which we saw many other cyclists out on the roads.

Me hanging out with the locals.  After the bike ride, we had hoped to take a hike around Hirschman Pond but it was closed due to tree removal activities  What a pity.  We then attempted to find with the aid of Google Maps another possible hike but this led to a wild goose trip and dead end.  It was rather comical.  I'm so glad we had the chance to vacation in Nevada City.  It was a welcome respite.  I want to return to the area one day to do the Auburn Century, also known as The Wildest Ride full of historic gold mining towns, solitude roads and epic climbs.  Just like our vacation.

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