Tour de Fleur

After several dreary days, it feels like the weather pattern has shifted. It must be spring. That means I need to slip out of lockdown and push pedals.

With parks and paths still closed, the only route east requires riding along the shoulder of Highway 12. I usually take the back way, but it’s blocked. Highway 12 isn’t so bad, though. I pedal along 12 to Kenwood where I spend some time exploring deadend roads that lead to vineyards and estates up in the hills behind the little town.

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For musical accompaniment, here’s an oldie you probably haven’t heard or seen in many years.

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

9 response to "Tour de Fleur"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: April 21, 2020

    OMG and ROTFL and LMAO and maybe some other acronyms too. Yes, I laughed my ass off, but you’re gonna be in some big trouble.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 22, 2020

    Beautiful photos, good you can get out for some cycling.
    And, I can identify Gunsight rock now. 🙂
    Its been a while since I’ve seen an STP logo on anything, but the guy has one on his trunk bag.
    Hmmm, I wonder, does he mix a bit of STP with bearing grease — said to be super slick stuff — albeit the stickiest/gooiest stuff on the planet.

    Oh, Greg DOES have that slight trickle of a stream flowing past Hastings.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: April 22, 2020

      I did a double-take on that STP sticker. Used to see ’em all the time, but never on a bicycle. Maybe his name is Stephen T. Peterson?

  3. By: Hopkins Escapades Posted: April 22, 2020

    Looks like a really lovely springtime ride. Great RAGING RIVER photo to rival Greg’s piddly stream. Ha ha. Lots of flowers on those hillsides to enjoy & photograph. Of course, I really liked your description of your wife sitting out on the patio furniture looking like “the first flower at the end of winter.” Awe, you ol’ romantic softy, you. Cheers & happy pedaling.

    • By: Bill Stone Posted: April 22, 2020

      Softy? Softy!?! Who you callin’ soft? I’m almost as tough as Greg, who is almost as tough as Scott, who is almost as tough as Rocky. Oh, and there’s also Mr Grumby and Em somewhere in that spectrum of toughness.

  4. By: Rocky Posted: April 22, 2020

    Great photos! Interesting you picked Out in the Country for your music. Great minds think a like. First us, then Greg Blood then you. Great song!

  5. By: Scooter Posted: April 22, 2020

    Oh, that’s so sweet! Rachael never comes home and tells me I look like the first flower after winter. Very touching.

    Chain plagiarism though! I choose to not to feel violated, because I think you’re plagiarizing the last link in the chain.

  6. By: Suzanne Posted: April 23, 2020

    What fantastic spring flowers! I love the field of California poppies. Even nicer than our dandelions!

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