CLC Ride 6 – To the market

We were way too tired to do an overnight ride this weekend, so it was a couple easy rides on our local loop. The guys did manage a couple floatie sessions and I finally had the chance to take naps both days (I don’t have that chance at work!). Check it all out in the link below.

Plan B – April Ride 1 – To the market

Nerdy chick in Australia who loves to ride and is accompanied by the crew: 'The Commander' Verne and the 'Mental Health Specialist' Kermit.

6 response to "CLC Ride 6 – To the market"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: April 8, 2018

    Hi Em,

    As the weather cools off, I trust you will be inviting all your cycle365 colleagues over for soup, pasta, and bread! I’ll bring a couple of bottles of sturdy Sonoma County red. 😉

    • By: The Navigator Posted: April 9, 2018

      Certainly, Bill, come on down. You may like to try some of the Rutherglen Reds while you are here. They are full-bodied and very smooth, apparently. You can cycle to all of the wineries very easily. The region is most known for its fortifieds, though. The Pfieffers winery that I had a pic of has won awards with their muscat. Since I drink very little alcohol, I have no expertise or recommendations. I do make good soup, though 🙂

  2. By: Kathleen Jones Posted: April 8, 2018

    Em dearest,

    We enjoyed your farmer’s market ride much more than our own. We will be accompanying Bill to join you for a meal.

    -Yr Goddess

    • By: The Navigator Posted: April 9, 2018

      You are more than welcome to come down 🙂 The ride to my nearby market is decidedly less urban than yours, but I think the vibe and the stalls would be similar. There was no cheese on offer this past weekend, though. I like good cheese – and you could definitely tempt me your way with some chevre from those goats 🙂

  3. By: Tony Cullimore Posted: April 12, 2018

    The Farmers Market sounds the same as the Launceston version. Some people call it the $50 shop which is probably a little unkind as the produce is rather better than the supermarket’s version.

    I am trying to keep clear of mosquitos but have been “got” several times of late. And March-flied too yesterday while lunching at Four Springs Lake. I have been trying to reserve some time for a last overnight ride before it gets too cold but it looks like I will have to stick to day rides as there is always something that must be done unrelated to cycling.

    Continue with the gently gently approach and you WILL improve – only sorry it is so slow.

  4. By: The Navigator Posted: April 12, 2018

    Thanks for the kind words and encouragement, Tony. Gently, gently is very frustrating but I am trying hard. I feel like I’ve plateaued at 50% capacity and can’t improve that. Yes, I balk at paying $6 for a head of cauliflower at a market – you have to get to know your particular market I guess, and figure out what is good value for the quality. The three-month weather outlook looks warmer and drier than average, even down your way… so you may get a surprise overnight in there later in the season than normal. Those march fly bites are terrible – they itch like crazy for weeks and swell so much compared to the size of the bite! Hope you only encountered non-nasty mozzies….

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