|Ready for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy|
To catch you up from my last post, we had a fast & fun early xmas weekend with my parents. They drove into town and we immediately headed to Park City for Joe & Kelly's annual party. My Mom and I are fierce competitors when it comes to Scrabble, so we snuck in a game before bed. She's is playing on FB daily and has stepped up her game, so the pressure was on. On Saturday, we did a pre-Sundance tour (they are volunteering again this year), neighborhood hike, and then out for thai dinner and a xmas concert. We also celebrated an early xmas with the neighborhood at Chad & Emily's party and then the next morning started the drive to California.
We arrived in Santa Ynez Wednesday afternoon and immediately unloaded the bikes for a ride, the 1st of 9 over the next 10 days. The weather was amazing with temps in the 60-70s and nothing but blue sky and bright sunshine. We took our arm warmers, leg warmers, and vests each day but rarely needed them. We spent 2 nights in Santa Ynez, then headed north to Avila Beach for 3 nights, and then back to Santa Ynez for 5.
|Perfect California Weather for December Riding|
|Vineyard & Spa - View from Italian Cabana|
|Avila Beach Sunset - View from Hotel Room|
I could write for hours about our trip, but will tell the rest of the story in photos.
|Bocce Court next to Cabana - good post ride stretching activity|
|Foxen Canyon Rd - Looking like a Pro|
|Avila Beach - I was so happy with my new bike fit!|
|Lunch Break - Paso Robles|
|Christmas Eve Photo Op|
|Christmas Morning on the Beach|
|Those aren't rocks, they're Elephant Seals - Hwy101|
|Coming onshore - great entertainment|
|Somebody had a lot of fun on the winding California roads.|
|See Canyon Rd = 20% + and a gravel section!|
|Prefumo Canyon Rd - Great Climb, Beautiful Views|
|Lunch Break - Santa Rosa Rd|
|Yet another Vineyard View|
|Figueroa Mountain Rd - Epic Ride!|
|Post-Ride Coffee & Chai at the BullDog Cafe|
|9 Rides in 10 Days = Tired Legs|