another boring weekend
I often feel like the luckiest boy alive (and i am!) but I have been collecting quite a few tickets recently. I got some speeding tickets, parking tickets, no reg sticker, driver license type of tickets. I even got one for ridding my bike that was over $450! Yikes!
I don’t know if it is just California trying to collect extra revenue but I guess it could be worse. No accidents except for Monique crashing her car. . . into my car. Its all good…Just hope that page has turned now before I loose any more money!
We really didn’t have too much planned for this weekend except for a photo shoot on Saturday in San Diego for Monique. It was for Ellsworth bikes and we got out there early for a possible group ride and tour of the ranch. Cool place! We learned a lot about Ellsworth from Tony , Dan and the crew and it was refreshing to see another company doing it right. We learned about the quality control process of raw materials to the finished product (kind of like good food). Tony is pretty passionate about what he does and lives. . .even a solar powered factory with avocado trees and some amazing views.
Monique found a couple of things she really liked. . . Ellsworth has probably the biggest range of bikes from any US manufacture. Everyone knows about their mountain bikes but they also have commuter (non-human powered) bikes, cross bikes, road bikes and now even some tri bikes.
It was a pretty low day for me training wise. I was designated Sherpa boy and ended up driving the Van at the last spot. Fun day and I was proud of Monique for sticking it out in the cold. Sure didn’t look as cold as it was that day!
From there we drove to Temecula to stay with Paul, Lisa and Little D. Good times. They have four German dudes who were staying with them for a month and they all just got back from a moto session. Food was on and I was beat from doing nothing all day. Funny how that works.
Then next morning we got up, drove to Oceanside to meet up with James and Beth. I was SO STOKED to find my drivers license in an old bag that morning. I have been missing it for over 3 months and I would need it to get onto the Camp Pendleton base for our ride. It would have been handy to have when I got pulled over those four times too. . .
The Winning Walshes bagged a 100 miles while Monique and I stuck it out in tough weather for a nice 70 miles or so. . . Seriously, one of the best days we have had recently and that is hard to beat around here. Being true tri nerds, three of us had to get our T-Run on and lucky for Monique and I we parked in O-Side so we got to run on the race course we will be at in a couple of weeks. THIS is where my mind has been for the last few months ;-) Unfortunately, when we got back to the car I had ANOTHER parking ticket waiting for me. HA! Funny even now.
We got home in time to get a good bison steak dinner with lots of greens and spend a few precious moments together before the laundry and bottle washing started to get ready for next week. Another boring weekend in the books