Lost in the Sloughs

I try to pedal from Sonoma to Napa at least once each year, but it’s been a while. Time to ride. The winding route through the Carneros wine region is for the most part flanked on both sides by vineyards. I sometimes think of it as the Grape Road.

I had no reason to think today’s ride among the grapes would be radically different from previous expeditions, but some changes did appear….

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They call me Old Grumble-Face. I have no idea why they do that....

6 response to "Lost in the Sloughs"

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: July 14, 2020

      That’s a good one, Greg. But I think the one I found was a real contender for the title. After I cracked the door open slightly — I had a feeling it would be a rough one — and peeked inside, I was in no mood to pull out the camera. No one around, so an exterior wall seemed like a much better place to practice the key tenet of the gospel of Pope Gregory.

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 14, 2020

    Aside from the ticks (ZERO tolerance for them), the restroom, and the ghost bike, an excellent adventure.

    As to the snake, someone must have taken the advice given to Jeff Lee about rattle snakes in Wyoming:
    “Ride directly into the serpent without fear.”

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: July 14, 2020

      That’s scary advice, Rich! I once accidentally pedaled right over a live (I think) rattlesnake in Nebraska. I felt kind of bad about it, but decided not to go back and apologize.

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: July 15, 2020

    Great adventure, full of discovery and possible perils!
    I never knew how to pronounce slough. Does it rhyme with “plow”?

  3. By: NancyG Posted: July 15, 2020

    Ticks!! oh my!! A fear of mine so I try hard to avoid such place. But you wrote about a really nice and century and photos are your usual great ;’-).

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