Trainer Mike is a regular in my weekly onDemand rotations. I appreciate his eclectic music and road riding style. No extra words, just a Zen-like focus on technique.
With three no shows, there was only myself and one other rider today - what, what!? I know that 9:45 am on a Sunday is not for everyone; however, people are missing out.
Marianne held the fort in Encinitas so I zoomed my way back there after the ride. No sooner had I arrived than the Great Canadian pool challenge was issued. Was I going into the pool? Of course. The water temperature was 16 degrees Celcius or 61 degrees F. No problem. It actually felt great after a few moments. Really!
So far - I've had coffee and water. Why not head over to In-N-Out to pollute my body?! It is necessary to dine here at least one time while in California. Super simple menu - burgers, fries, pop or shake. Notice how it is not called a milk shake? That was good for about 4-5 sips before you realize this is not melting. Perhaps this is just a 'food like substance'. Oh well, the burger hit the spot so I'm all good now with my In-N-Out fix.
Marianne had scoped out a free outdoor organ concert in the Balboa Park complex in downtown San Diego. Off we went. Tip of the day - do not actually take your car into this park on a Sunday afternoon. In the park, the road was clogged and the small lots had anxious drivers circling like vultures. I dropped Marianne off at the concert with strict instructions not to move until I get back since she does not carry a cell phone. Well, when I finally made it out of the park I scored easy parking across the street and was back in a flash - 10 minute walk. This lot is located at Park Blvd. and President's Way (link to map) and was nearly empty.
Our day ended with a trip to the Seaside Market to partake of their Sunday Tri-tip BBQ. Carrying our treasure across the railroad tracks and through the San Elijo State Beach Campground, we found a sandy perch at the foot of the bluff. Here we were treated to surfers, pelicans overhead, whale spouts far off in the distance, a single sand piper dancing with the waves and the magnificent sun filling our faces with joy.
A fitting way to end our 'out of routine' Sabbath.
With just two riders, Mike rode with us instead of on the podium. We were a fierce peloton.
|16 degrees Celcius, no worries, I am Canadian!|
|In-N-Out Burger. History, click here.|
|I think my eyes were definitely bigger than my stomach today. A double was not necessary.|
|Balboa Park boasts the world's largest outdoor pipe organ.|
Spreckel's Organ Society. Click here for history.
Webcast of today's concert of Marches in honour of it being the end of March.
|Fresh food for your take out pleasure: Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday's.|
Two Burgundy Pepper Tri-tip Sandwiches to go, please.
|Our secret path through the San Elijo State Beach campground to the beach below.|