Monday, April 1, 2013

HTTM2 (Rosario, Orcas Island, 3/29-31, 2013)

Happy Birthday To You, Ocean!

Road trip with Ventoux, Ennui, and Ocean... we caught the 3:15 (I mean 3:40) ferry. Picked up keys in Eastsound and drove to rental in Rosario. Blazing sun and amazing view.... the house was nice and all but what was with all the signage. And no cell phone/ internet access...

We got plenty of beers open and caught sunset before arrival of Dyno & Skirtsteak with Xmas lights, flowers, and homemade Pad Thai

Next morning, Ocean already had a Stella in hand at 9 AM so I knew a hike up the Power Line was not happening. Got ready to ride with Dyno when... DOH! wrong pedals/ clips. We drove to the bike shop in Eastsound where I got yet another set of SPD pedals and Dyno admired an old Ciocc frame on the porch.

The ride up Mt. Constitution was a lot harder than I remembered, though out of biking shape (no ride since 3 Ferries). Then fun cold (brain freeze!) descent and onward to Doe Bay where we had awesome brownies and saw hippies lounging by the beach..... meanwhile the rest of the gang enjoyed beer tennis in the highly maintained courts of Rosario...

31 miles, 4000 ft vertical and 1 sore butt. Time to head back to house for red ground beef compliments of Ventoux, who bought a share of a cow. Here's the grill master, who went to extreme lengths to not refill the existing empty propane container, just on principle, mind you....











Food coma, then a viewing of Hot Tub Time Machine which was somehow waaaaaay deeper the 2nd time around. Hey, we were young and we didn't know it.....

Then the cake, which did not turn out as expected but was a spectacle nonetheless for all those candles! We're OLD!!!!

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Early to bed to clean up and catch early ferry. The Eugene boys have 7 hours on the road...









Thank you all for a memorable HTTM2!




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