The third day of the tour was the first warm day and we took full advantage of the weather. We Arcatans are blessed with mild year-round temperatures, but we rarely get to show some skin and actually bike in shorts and a t-shirt. It’s never really warmer than 60 and there’s often the hint of a cool ocean breeze. This day was different from the others in that we were taking off layers before we even got on our bikes.
With our warm weather and an easy 30 mile day, we moved at a leisurely pace, stopping frequently to eat, drink, and be merry.
Ray and Alyssum take down the tent. Notice the rays of light. The warmth is building!
A new bike and things were not working well. Some brake mounting washers were scraping on the disk rotors. It's hard to want to bend or file things down, but that was the only choice. The fix was successful.
Pictures are much easier to take when you're not riding your bike. Here Jen, Victor, and Eric are arriving at the first wine stop of the day (and the last).
Inside the tasting room, we enjoyed some free sips
lazy day weather outside the tasting room/cabin
Lunch in Boonville was wasabi tuna salad. Start with six cans of tuna, half a jar of wasabi mayonnaise, and add ingredients until the bowl is full.
Anderson Valley Brewing - cheers
We could have stayed and played horseshoes as the brewery, and possibly convinced them to let us sleep out on their lawn, but instead we took off, for a few more miles, to an unknown location, where we would lay our heads to rest.
What’s left to tell? A final feast, pirate camping, star gazing, and more amazing oak woodlands.
To be continued…