Sunday, October 18, 2009

At last, time to rest the tired legs. Today was PERFECT! Awesome weather. Great scenery. Bikes worked great. Good food. Best of all was getting to spend the day together.

Started off dinner with a variety of cheese and fruit... followed by the best fish & chips I've had in years.

We're not big beer fans, but we tried a sampler of brews in Buellton. Two tasted like liquid potpourri. Yuck!

Smoochin' in the woods. Hey, it's our anniversary weekend.

The path to the waterfall - never knew there was such thick forested area so close to Ventura County

Took a short drive to Nojoqui Falls to polish off the last bit of daylight Sunday

The home stretch back to Solvang

She performed beautifully today except for a loose chainring bolt. No biggie.

Hmmmm, I think lunch is starting to come back up... Taking a short break in the shade about 30 minutes after lunch.

Roadside panoramic from Sunday's road ride during our anniversary weekend in Solvang

Everything was backward on Sunday... I had roast beef (Donna's usual) and Donna had turkey (my usual). It was a weird day.

Awesome lunch at Panino in Los Olivos.

My wife of four years, pushing through the pain... with a smile at that.

We caught hints of 'fall color' during Sunday's road ride.

Donna, realizing we still have a loooong way to go.

Ahhh Solvang vineyards. What an incredible day for a road ride

Vineyards apparently aren't beautiful enough... they need to be surrounded by flowers

Four hours in the saddle with a 30-minute lunch break half way through

Enjoying the rolling, scenic roads around Solvang

There aren't any roads in Ventura County where you can do this safely (stand in the middle of the road that is).

Spotted this horse enjoying the shade during our road ride around Solvang.

Sunday's roads... perfect, much like the weather, scenery, company and food.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

30 miles... 90 minutes... bad back ache


We had an earthquake drill Thursday morning at work. What fun... crawling under my desk! I had a chance to get some cleaning done and took a short nap as well.

Lookin' forward to a hot date tonight after work!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Got out of work early enough to enjoy some new goodies with just a dab of daylight.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Here's some helmet cam video from our trip to Big Bear Lake this past weekend. Awesome riding! We made it home safely but man what I wouldn't give to be back on the trails tomorrow... not that I don't enjoy sitting at a desk all day.

Our Big-Bear-Lake-farewell breakfast at Teddy Bear Restaurant.