Wednesday, April 11, 2012
A Sunday Ride to a Santa Cruz Mountain Icon
Nursing my nagging psoas strain from the Santa Cruz Half Marathon a week earlier, I had cabin fever on this beautiful spring day, and at noon I couldn't take it any more. Injured or not, I had to get out there. Something not too tough, but get me out into the redwoods. Ah! I've got it - a ride up Branciforte, over Mt. View, and down Laurel Glen to Castelegno's historic little store near their organic farm. By the time I coasted on down along Moore's Creek to Castelegno's, I had a big smile and was looking forward to a little Continental lunch outdoors - part of a baguette of sourdough and a jar of bruschetta and olive oil. Quite delicious. And a nice little 20 mile ride.