Napa Valley Teaser

by Runner Susan on June 20, 2009

in Bike,Napa 2009,The Dark Side

This is part of the elevation map Pamela sent me from our ride on Tuesday. The Napa Valley Bike Shop called this an “Intermediate” 26 mile loop. Well California cyclists, if this is intermediate for you, then I salute you! Because it was the equivalent of climbing a mountain and falling over a cliff for me. More on that later, but riding is awesome here. When I’m not fearing for my life.


And this is from the day I learned about the spit buckets, and why they are unfortunately necessary.


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Flatman June 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm


I will need pictures from said ride. I love that you are riding… :)

Have fun! (front massage)

2 The Devil June 20, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm I miss Napa/Sonoma now…maybe I will go back next year. And I think you guys should move out there and take me along with you as Rowdy’s nanny!!!

3 21stCenturyMom June 20, 2009 at 2:36 pm

It was an intermediate ride but that downhill was ferocious! You went fast! Wheee….

4 psimet June 20, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Where’s the rest of the graph? That one has less than 20 miles on it.

Ladies don’t spit.

There’s an off color joke in there if you look hard enough.

5 Ewe the Dewd June 21, 2009 at 3:34 am

That looks scarier than the descent of the Col de la Bonette – you wouldn’t have time to spit!

6 Teacherwoman June 21, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Wow. Quite the climb/drop on that ride!

7 Juls June 23, 2009 at 1:17 am

Oh what fun it is to ride with Runner Susan… woo hoo!

8 txrunnergirl June 24, 2009 at 10:57 am

Yikes, that ride looks downright scary. I guess I am spoiled by all the flat roads we have here.

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