California Wine Country
We woke to sunny skies, but clouds rolled in by
the time we'd finished breakfast. We decided to risk riding anyway.
We planned to combine two of the Velo Adventure loops, heading
over to the town of Sonoma, up Cavedale Road to Trinity Grade,
and back over Mt Veeder. The descent on Trinity was where John
and I fell on the Terrible
Two, so psychologically I needed to get through the significant
turn upright. Since damp roads had contributed to our fall,
I really did not want to do it in the rain. The good news is I
made it without incident!
We followed a spectacular route out through rolling
hills covered in vineyards as we wound our way into Sonoma, where
we stopped at the Sonoma
Cheese Factory for coffee and a sandwich. We drank the coffee
and had snacks on the premises, but carried the sandwich to have
later in the ride.
The clouds got thicker, and a few sprinkles started
to fall just as we turned on Mt Veeder road. We considered having
lunch at the top, but heavy rain seemed imminent, so we actually
carried the sandwich all the way back to the car!