so, this AM I was headed to Julian for a nice 74 mile solo ride loop which included a romp up Palomar and a finish with apple pie in Julian, its a tradition.
if one is open to it.....present, we may be gifted precious things, this morning i was open, present to receive such a gift .... just as I got off the freeway, headed to my start point, Julian, up in the Cuyamaca mountains, my eye caught the early morning sun reflecting off shiny, fresh, unsoiled lycra from these fine folks at the park and ride....i pulled in asked "where you headed? im from Los Angeles, can i join yall? one of the young bucks pointed across the lot to a small fit gal, "talk to her, it's her ride group" ... I walk across the lot, introduce myself to Janelle and asked if i could join in the days festivities, she replied "well....were pretty tight group of friends...but yeah sure come along...." I interrupted and said "if I get in over my head or talk too much, I will fall off the back and disappear, deal?" (team and group dynamics can be tricky sometimes, as we can be an elitist, politically tribal lot).....me, being a big ol'happy boy from Texas just gets in there, whatever!! lets fuckin ride! enjoy!! so, I played nice, took my place in the lineup (the back), tried hard not to yammer too much and provided a decent sized hole in the wind for my new friends ..... low and behold, it turned out to be a fantasticly fucking splendid day out with these fine, strong, fast, pleasant Ladies & Gents..... @janelholcomb .... thanks again for being a good brand ambassador in letting me tag along. its always a pleasure punch a hole in the head/crosswind when needed....enjoy the pix, i enjoyed snapping em