Monday, April 04, 2005

Windsor - Healdsburg and back 40miles

Another great ride. Robin and I met at Esposti Park in Windsor and headed east making our way down (and up) Chalk Hill Road. Robin noted that there were more bicyclist on Chalk Hill than there were cars!!! yipee!!! We stopped and spoke with several people as we headed towards Alexander Valley and Jim Town. Jim Town is a sweet little country store with interesting gift and antique items and good food. It was too early for lunch but we did share a grapefruit soda, did a little shopping and then back on our bikes out Alexander Valley Road , west on Lytton Springs, under the freeway, up a hill then north on Chiquita Road with her collection of hills. It seems the more we ride these roads the easier the hills are. I'm not sure if it's because we're in better shape or if it's just knowing that we've done it before and can do it again. We zig-zagged our way to Healdsburg and had lunch at the El Sombraro, our favorite little taqueria near the square. While in Healdsburg we went into a furniture/design store and of course the bike shop. We were only half way through our ride when we left. We headed west to Westside Road, Eastside Road, Trenton-Healdsburg, Windsor, Shiloh.....probably left some roads out but it was beautiful all the way. We crossed over Wohler Bridge and noted that the road work which started last spring is finally more pot holes and dusty unpaved surface. Forty miles with several hills is a "good" ride. I was exhausted when I got home. I took a shower, Brad and I went out for a quick and easy dinner and I was in bed by 9pm.


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