Archive for February, 2008

Headed North

| February 12, 2008 9:50 pm

Mt Shasta

We are on our way to Dupont to visit Sara and her family. Sara and Mike will be taking a trip to Hawaii and we will be watching those adorable grandchildren. Hum, we left 70 degree California weather to the head to the more fridge north?

We stopped for the night in a cute town called Mt. Shasta, which is at the base of Mt. Shasta.  We just finished a nice dinner at a local restaurant called Lilly’s.  This was kind of our valentine celebration since on Valentine’s day we will be watching those three super active kids.

You can still see signs of snow on the side of the roads, sometimes several feet high where it had been cleared from the street but not yet melted.  The temperature this evening is in the 30’s.  Should be nice and crisp in the morning.  Maybe we will go on a brisk bike ride.  Or maybe we will not.

Tour de Franz Test Ride

| February 11, 2008 9:55 pm

Today Ann and Franz went out for a long tandem ride, our last chance to ride before heading north tomorrow. We decided to do the route we are planning for the Tour de Franz next month. That is a club ride we are doing to celebrate Franz reaching a new milestone, agewise.

We ended up with 66 miles and nearly 5,000 feet of climbing. We started from our home and headed around the resivour, then stopped in Morgan Hill for lunch.  Following lunch we headed across town and then up Henry Coe, to the State Park headquarters. After a fast decent we had a fast pace back home (with a nice tailwind). The total time was just over 5 and 1/2 hours.

It was a fun ride.