Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Soft?!? Hmphff!

I crossed paths three times today with HE-IS-TED-KING including a joint jaunt up Old San Marcos during which I whined about our upcoming storms. To that he responded, and I quote, "You California riders are too soft!" So as he turned down 154 to get coffee and escape my babbling, I felt the need to defend the honor of CA cyclists everywhere, and so I continued on up Painted Caves and East Camino Cielo. The higher I went, the colder it got. Near LaCumbre peak, the wind was whipping in gusts approaching 10 mph, and the temperature in the shadows was surely near 40 degrees. Brrrrrrr. Undeterred, I pressed on through patches of snow at least 1 mm deep, see:

Whatcha say now, huh!?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Waaaaah! I got you beat due. Did Figueroa late yesterday afternoon. 32 at the ranger station.

TnA said...

Ummm...are you sure that's not just frost?

iamTedKing said...

I stand by my point. This is tough: http://www.iamtedking.missingsaddle.com/2006/12/t-u-s-b/

You and your frost is not very tough. Sorry.

Blizzards my friend. I've ridden in blizzards.

I will admit that you were going up San Marcos rather quickly, so that was impressive. Pleasuring meeting you Mark.

Marco Fanelli said...

Ok, Ok... Maybe it was frost and not snow. And maybe the conditions were slightly less epic than Andy Hampsten's on the Gavia. Still, there was frozen water on the ground and the possibility of slipping did exist. That's why I got off and walked across the frost patches...

(Note to self: sign up for the TUSB program asap.)

Re OSM... kind words, Ted, but that was slow.

Nice meeting you too, and good luck with your training and the upcoming season. You are assured of at least one victory because your name has been mentioned on this blog. It has magical powers that way.

iamTedKing said...

I like magic. And I like victories. Thanks!

TnA said...

I'll vouch for the "magic"...it's true!

BTW, did he say "pleasuring"??

Marco Fanelli said...

Hey, no grammar police or spelling zealots on my blog! Besides, cut him some slack, his typing fingers were probably numb from training in the harsh santa barbara winter! Speaking of which, I just checked the radar and it looks to me like the Saturday 8:00 is a go!!!

Valerie said...

spend 3 hours in SD East Co Mountains yesterday; lots of the wet stuff...see what you have been missing. MQ

iamTedKing said...

Hmm, yup, apparently I did say "pleasuring." My mistake.

TnA said...

Hehe...no worries...I was just channeling Beavis and Butthead :-)