Sunday, March 13, 2011

Velos et le Vin

Kyra and I have started a new activity, which we really enjoy, and I hope we do several more times over the spring and summer months. It started on a beautiful Saturday in February, when we loaded the bikes on the car and headed west to the small town of Saxapahaw, North Carolina. I knew we had biking and dinner plans, but there was also to be a birthday surprise for me along the way. Turns out the surprise was a wine tasting excursion near the end of our ride at Benjamin Vineyards. It was a very nice end to a lovely ride through rural North Carolina.
    Well today we did it again making it almost a tradition. Today we parked the car at Horizon Cellars and Winery, just south of Siler City, NC. We went on a 23 mile ride and at the end we did a wine tasting and sat on the Winery's deck to each sip a glass of wine chosen after the tasting. Again, it was a lovely day, and we had a very nice time riding among NC farmland. We saw cows, horses, llamas, goats, and heard some roosters along the way.
     At the winery we sat in the fading afternoon sun and sipped red wine and relaxed. I think we'll do that again soon.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Short repost on Safety

I think this guy shares a lot of my personal safety procedures when riding so instead of writing my own post on being safe I'll do the lazy thing and repost his blog entry on "Conversations With US".

Like he says, be safe out there.