It was a glorious day for a bike ride: sunny with a high probability of FUN since I would be traveling with my dear friend, Cindy. She is training for the Solvang Century in early May so her quest for distance and hills is for a different purpose than mine. I simply want to see improvement that will translate into more fun on two wheels.
Cycling with Cindy is always good fun though. Together, we are like two kids out exploring the roads around home. She doesn’t mind stopping along the way, chasing down other cyclists to confirm our sense of direction is accurate, or taking a last minute detour up and over a big hill..just for fun.
And if, perhaps, there is an especially inviting sign that says the winery is open for tasting at 10 am (and it’s noon), she might even suggest that we stop to take a look around and perhaps get a taste of something besides water, GU, or cliff bars. After all, we deserve a little time to enjoy the fruits of our (or someone else’s) labor.