Sunday, January 4, 2009

Spring Training

You may recall I was conflicted about what kind of a vacation to take in 2009. The vote from friends and colleagues was in favor of a relaxing beach vacation. When several of our friends took off for trips to sunny Mexico over the Christmas holidays, that option kept looking better and better.

But it looks like we’ll have to just hold that thought for another time, as we have made plans for a 10-day “ride until your legs fall off” cycling vacation.

We have made arrangements to go to Solvang, Califonia in the middle of March. We’ll arrive just in time to ride the Solvang Century
. We’ll take the next day to cruise around the gorgeous wine country that provided the backdrop for the movie “Sideways.”

Then, the big fun begins. We have signed up for PlanetUltra’s “Solvang Spring Cycling Tour.” We'll enjoy
7 days of hardcore cycling aimed at giving us a jump on our fitness.

Several stages of the Tour of California have been held in the Solvang area, and team Discovery used to hold its spring training camps there. I’m thankful that we’ll be at sea level, but that volume of riding so early our season will still put us in the hurt locker – for at least a little while.

We may be unable to navigate the airport without a wheelchair on our return trip, but at this point, it is really exciting and motivating.

Anyone else want to join us?


  1. I can't wait!!!
    Lv, PK

  2. Sounds like a fabulous trip! Can't wait to hear all about it!