A year and a half ago my buddy Jason and I rode to work one morning. He split off north to get to Oracle, while I headed south to Duarte. Unfortunately Jason was smacked by a car and launched through the windshield. He's still healing up but wanted to take a time-out to thank some friends that were there for him during a tough spell, so he and his wife Kathleen invited a few of us to spend the weekend in Napa.
4 hours of riding in the rain on Saturday, finishing off the ride with a climb up Trinity Grade (1500 feet in 2-1/2 miles). Hot tub, massage, great food and great company followed. Garry summarized the ride best, so I used it in the title.
We awoke Sunday morning to crystal clear sunny skies, headed out for a 3 hour ride after another great meal and finished with a climb up the backside of Trinity Grade. Lunch, and we called it a perfect day.
Perfect until we arrived home and found a supena in the mail from that lunatic that ran into our 45+ pack at the Fremont Crit in June 2004. He re-opened his case and has nothing better to do with his life than to pursue another court case.
Thanks to Jason, Kathleen and all the great friendships of the group. Good times! Larry