22 yrs since 8-8-88

Wanna go for another twenny?

And still going strong. Our ride (road bikes) was a medley of Bay Area weather.
We began in freezing fog, dressed, bundled in a scarf, long gloves in my case, and many layers. Ten minutes later, still under fog, but climbing ol’ BoFax road I had to pilaf a layer while CC disappeared up the road.

At Alpine lake, an entire Bolshoi ballet corps of fogfairies played upon the dark flat surface.

On top of Tam,  we got a sunny summit, but not alone.  We saw around a hundred other cyclists coming at us us in pairs and clumps, the occasional solo rider as well. Precious few ‘couples’, it seemed.
Now and then Andy Hampsten types–all arms and legs– would stomp past us in a show of uphill superiority. One of the riders had a helmet camera on him.

Only reason I’d watch those films is: if my friend was making me watch or if I was no longer able to ride, and this was the substitute I had to settle for (Goddesss forbid).

Flowers everywhere–late summer has its own burst of color. Flying down the mountain was  cold. The damp drove itself into our chilly middles and only stopping for flower pix would warm us up.

~ by jacquiephelan on August 8, 2010.

7 Responses to “22 yrs since 8-8-88”

  1. Congrats to you and CC.

  2. Awww… congratulations. We just had our 16th on 7/30.

  3. Congratulations! Excellent occasion for a date ride.

    Only reason I’d watch those films is: if my friend was making me watch or if I was no longer able to ride, and this was the substitute I had to settle for (Goddesss forbid).

    In the wintertime, I wear a helmet-mounted headlight, and people constantly ask me if that’s a camera. I tell them what it is, and point out that my daily commute isn’t much more exciting than theirs is, only colder!

  4. Sounds like the fogfairies gave you two their blessing.
    Me too. Et bonne continuation!

  5. Mazel Tov!

  6. Was out of town and off line Jacquie and missed your anniversary, but many congratulations to you and CC. Maureen and I have been married 32+ years, and we can assure you, it just gets better.
    Paul

  7. From a person who seems to not quite get it when it comes to relationships… I’m in awe.

    Congrats to you and CC.

    -B

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