OK...In the last post, I got bitch-slapped for living in SoCal and going to the gym instead of being outside. Fair enough. But really, I mean, who wants to be outside when it's like this...
Bird rock at Sunset Cliffs
And you get to ride with friends like this...
Betty, me and Clarence posing on the cliffs
I had two flat tires before we even started (one due to a valve that broke, and the other...maybe I overinflated it? I don't know. One minute it was fine, the next? "pop" and "pffffffffff." But we are getting pretty good at the tire changing thing, so no matter.)
Betty and I dealing with the flat tire. I love that she's wearing my Zenzah compression sleeves as arm warmers.
Anyway, despite this, it was a great day to ride. We even got a primo parking spot at the beach...which NEVER happens in the summer unless you get to the beach at 6am.
Perfect parking spot in front of World Famous! Squeeeeeeeeeee!
It was, however, a little chilly this morning.
Betty doesn't like her ears to get cold.
But by the time we got going, it warmed up so we took off some layers.
Riding the alleys in Ocean Beach.
Eventually, we got to Sunset Cliffs and I won't lie to you. It was a beautiful morning. After we got to the foot of Sunset Cliffs, we headed back toward Mission Beach, then around Seaworld, then around Fiesta Island, then back to Pacific Beach and the car (OB, MB, and PB are the three beach communities in San Diego...they're really not that far from each other. Don't be too impressed). All together...We rode about 23 miles.
Betty and me at the cliffs.
After the ride, we had breakfast at World Famous.
Ahhhhhh the winter...no waiting for our favorite table!
Checked our email
and text messages
Of course we had mimosas!
(DUH!...oh and emphasis on "had.")
We watched the surfers.
Betty noted that this one had a "really big board."
And of course we laughed at silly tourists who were in bikini's and in the ocean...
Seriously...yes, it was a beautiful morning, around 65º, but that water is effing COLD, about 55º!
Clarence noted that if we had bodies like the girl in the photo, we'd be in bikini's too (probably...but I still wouldn't be in the ocean right now! On the other hand, I don't usually get into the ocean until August, when it's 90º out at the ocean temp is up near 70º).
We rode about 23 miles this morning. Garmin says: 21:83 miles/1:43:18/12.7 mph, but I forgot to turn on the auto-pause feature, so that includes the times we stopped to take pictures, or that we were at a stoplight...also, I stopped the timer on purpose once and forgot to start it again for about a mile and a half...GAH!...so I'm calling it 23 miles...maybe a little more!
Overall, a superb morning, but tomorrow, I'll be back in the gym...I mean, I can't do this EVERY morning, can I?