Monday, July 9, 2012

Danish Pastries

After touring mission #13, La Pursima, we headed due east on highway 246 for some beautiful cycling. Tailwinds pushed us up a constantly upward grade through vineyards and golden brown hills. Our only problem came when we ran out of food 9 miles from the nearest store/restaurant. Winery tasting rooms in Santa Barbara county don't sell food. The first one we stopped at gave us some peanuts and two bananas, the second called and found out which one of the tasting rooms ahead sold snacks. As we left, our new found friend commented "I bet tailwind is your favorite word." To which Cathy replied, "Right now my favorite word is snack." We bought 47 dollars of beef jerkey, crackers, cheese dip, chocolate covered fruit, cookies and peanut brittle. Ambrosia. The calories surged straight into our muscles.

 Our observation for the day: everyone a bicyclist meets on the road will enthusiastically describe the hills ahead. Unfortunately since they only know these hills academically as seen through car windows, their information is inaccurate. Either too pessimistic or optimistic depending on their nature. And no one ever remembers the last hill into town which is always psychologically, if not physically the toughest.

1 comment:

  1. Your blog is really awesome. Thanks for sharing your experiences. I like Danish cuisine food very much and i have tried many Danish recipes which i got from youtube and many other website. I like visiting Danish restaurants in weekend.