Woke up to early morning Jim/peacocks on Saturday morning
Headed towards Davis on a lovely road made filthy by weekend warrior cyclists
Got waylaid in Davis as Jim was on a quest for new panniers to replace the ones that had been destroyed by the sun.
Davis remains both hot and kinda weird. We observed Xenials from afar… First use of ‘TBH’ in the wild
The causeway between Davis and Sacramento pretty much sucks. I’m glad it exists, but riding 4 feet from oncoming I-80 traffic is not pleasant
Possible slogans for West Sacramento include:
A fate worse than death
Hmm..it could be worse
At least it’s flat
Wet sac o’ cement: West Sacramento
We pulled into Sacramento in the early afternoon, into the welcoming embrace of the Snavely/Greenbergs. After some lovely pool time, we decided to end the day early and stay there. The heat had nothing to do with this decision
The evening entertainment was provided by young Edie , who performed the best tooth-brushing dance I’ve ever seen – followed by a flossing encore!
We got on the road even earlier today in an attempt to beat the heat. Lovely early morning ride through the tree-lined streets of Sacramento and up the glorious American river bike path
We had a brief jaunt through the burbs and then quickly found ourselves into the rolling golden foothills of the Sierra. Very lovely riding, although a truck did try to introduce us to its RV trailer in a non-consensual way
Once again the heat fizzled our stamina early (though 55 miles by 3pm ain’t too bad. Nick rolled high on a charisma check to get us a deal at the wine-tourist hotel, which is where we are living it up right now. And, conveniently, there’s a brewery just down the street!
Tomorrow we start our ascent of the Sierra in earnest, but the good news is that the forecast calls for much more humane temperatures. See ya on the other side!