Grapes and Fish

A few days ago I pedaled from my front door up to Healdsburg and back. Today I tossed the Ogre in the back of the Forester (actually, the big Ogre barely fits) and drove to Healdsburg where I began my ride. I rode up Dry Creek Road to Warm Springs dam, consumed my lunch, then pedaled down West Dry Creek Road back to the waiting Forester.

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8 response to "Grapes and Fish"

  1. By: The Navigator Posted: April 15, 2018

    Very nice ride and great to see all the ‘early’ green colour of all the vegetation. Loved the pic of the lizard and the horse grazing your panniers 🙂

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: April 15, 2018

      Em, I don’t know if the steelhead would actually gobble down a big lizard, but that guy seemed to be living dangerously by hanging out right above the still water where dozens of gigantic trout were lurking. Maybe the lizard thought he would be having fish for lunch?

  2. By: Bikerdockeith Posted: April 16, 2018

    Hi Bill,

    Peanut butter and banana.! Elvis would be proud, or at least hungry. You are right about one thing: they don’t serve them like that in Paris!

    Cheers,
    Keith

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: April 16, 2018

      Keith, perhaps the peanut butter and banana are responsible for me having the shape of the aged Elvis, rather than the hip-gyrating young Elvis. I think I’ll go check myself into the Heartbreak Hotel.

  3. By: Seasidejanet Posted: April 16, 2018

    Nice ride! And I’m jealous of all the thoughtful gifts the “ace support crew” receives! Well done!! Love the old barns.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: April 16, 2018

      Janet, I’m off to Death Valley on Wednesday to set up base camp and do a series of day rides on the Ogre. Probably no old barns, and no telling what kind of trinkets my ace support crew might receive upon my return. You and Jack should scurry over (or, better, around) the Sierra and join me. I think I can guarantee some beautiful landscapes for your camera and your discerning eye.

  4. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: April 16, 2018

    Steelhead – are these trout that can go to sea? They look like they could put up a good fight on the end of a line.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: April 16, 2018

      Hi Tony,

      I don’t know much about fish, but steelhead are definitely seagoing trout that return to their freshwater hatching grounds to spawn. I reckon they would indeed put up a good fight.

      Here’s the Wikipedia article. I noticed that in Tassie the same species is called “ocean trout.”

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_trout

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