Just look at this – what is not to like?
Took a relaxed tempo today and rode up to Malibu, sat in the shade under an olive tree, watching surfers, beach goers and other cyclists while having ice cream. Cruised back to Santa Monica and meandered through the neighborhoods. When I got home I was surprised to see that I rode 40 miles, and I was even more surprised at my average speed, 17.5 mph. For me, that is damn good. Now if I could just figure out how that happened – must have been the ice cream!
Today was/is an all around great day, it started with a gorgeous full moon early morning when I took Shep to the park. Then Sue and I went to have breakfast, followed by some grocery shopping and the ride. I just finished prepping for dinner and I am ready to hit the pool for a while, followed by some reading, and if I had to guess, probably a little nap.
Later on I will fire up the BBQ (charcoal only for me). I love outdoor cooking, and tonight we have about 8 friends over and cooking for a group is even more fun. Good friends, cold beer, chilled Sangria and tasty food of the BBQ is part of SoCal living.
Riding plans for tomorrow have changed (more on that at a later point), and I am not entirely sure yet where I will go, but I am leaning towards Los Flores Canyon, cresting the mountain and go down Piuma to Cold Canyon, turn around climb back up and then take Schueren all the way to the top of Saddle Peak mountain. That would be about a 45 mile ride with a bit of 5000 feet of climbing. Lets just hope I don’t have too much wine tonight!