73.5 Miles of “Davis Hills”

Yolo County Airport, off Road 95

This morning the wind wasn’t quite as bad as it was yesterday, and I really am out of time for excuses. I simply HAD to ride. The 2013 Napa Valley Tour de Cure is just two weeks from TODAY!

I headed out around 9:00 am and rode about 42 miles from Davis to Winters and back, and then another 30+ in a loop out towards Woodland and around Davis on back roads. The wind was pretty strong today, but I actually rode pretty well (for me) in spite of it. I didn’t take a lot of pictures, but stopped to capture this on near the airport.

Since I might as well accept the winds here (apparently constant complaining about it has not made it stop), I am going to now approach them as training for hills.

The wind is an excellent training tool.
The wind is an excellent training tool.
The wind is an excellent training tool.

Berry & Peach Buttermilk Smoothie with Whey Protein

A Berry-Peach-Buttermilk Smoothie is motivation to get home!

Tonight’s dinner will be grilled chicken breasts marinated in lemon, honey, coarse grain mustard, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh thyme and rosemary. A salad of mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, roasted artichoke hearts and walnuts, drizzled with a little balsamic glaze and extra virgin olive oil, with a grind or two of salt and pepper. We’ve also got this avocado that just won’t get ripe, so on the grill it goes.





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