I like exploring terra incognita whenever possible, but I also enjoy returning to some of my favorite haunts over and over again.
So it is with riding through the wetlands and sloughs of the Carneros wine region between the towns of Sonoma and Napa. (Those are also the names of the counties in which each is located). I try to pedal some variation of that route at least once a year. In fact, it has been almost exactly one year since I last rode from “Grapetown” to “Wine City.”
This morning I drove to Sonoma (about twenty minutes distant), saddled up the Ogre, wandered around, and ended up at the city limits of Napa. Then I turned around and wandered back to Sonoma.