Tuesday, June 19, 2012

hot hot hot!

tom and i have been searching for a new place to go bike camping. we found one that was super close to home. they were all booked so tom and i decided that we would just ride out there and check it out. when we got of the bart train in pleasenton it was HOT, like blazing hot!! i have never applied so much sunscreen in my life and i am happy to report that it paid off, neither of us got at all burnt!!
the way there was pretty easy, lots of bike lanes (yay!!) and it was pretty much flat, or so we thought.... since it was so hot out we took a few breaks one being at this awesome little fruit stand, where we refueled on ice cold water and the yummiest yellow nectarines i haven had in a while.
to the left you can see the road going down, that is where we were coming from and we weren't half way up!
 the moment we mentioned how awesome and flat the ride was, it got crazy!!!! and i mean super crazy! we were almost to the lake and the last oh, 4 miles was up hill! it was bananas and on top of that it was about 91 degrees and no shade! the road we were on was part of the tour de california which is a bike tour that just happened about a couple months ago. the part of the ride we were on is called king of the mountain which is one of the hardest rides and whoever gets to the top of the hill first wins a prize. we both kinda felt like rock stars but sweaty tired rock stars.
we got to the lake, refueled on some homemade veggie sandwiches, and of course a push pop and preceded to have a kick-ass time at the lake. the water was pretty much perfect except for a slight breeze but other then that it was awesome. we listened to npr and did a few puzzles and really really enjoyed each others company. it was flippin' fantastic and so hard to get back on gilbert because the way out was worse then the way in....yea.

it was the most fun we have had on gilbert for a while. it is always nice to find a new place to ride to and plus ending in a lake is pretty much awesome because it is such a perfect reward for busting up that huge ass hill! now i have a nice little tan, toned legs and a great memory of a truly rewarding day!

xo,
cb

27 comments:

  1. Oh wow - that place looks amazing! You guys have such awesome adventures - and YEOW!! look at you all hot and fit in your bikini - you're a supermodel! Love these pics - the lake is absolutely beautiful, and so are you, CB. Sarah xxx

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    1. haha thanks sarah! your the sweetest!

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  2. Wow, what a ride!! You guys look so cute in the second photo :)

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  3. Oh I've driven that road tons of times when I visit my sister. I can't even imagine biking it. You two are badasses!

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    1. really! that is sooo cool!! maybe one day we can meet there!!!!! ayayayayay!

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  4. That does look hot! :) How lovely to take a dip in the lake though, I love swimming in lakes, so much more refreshing than the sea without the saltwater! Looks like an amazing day!

    xo Lisa

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    1. i know i love swimming in lakes too! one of my favorite places but i do also LOVE swimming in the ocean too but the salt is the only thing i don't like. a mouth full is not fun!

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  5. wow, that seems like so much fun, even if it was hot! one good thing though is you don't have the humidity in california like we do here in the south (i'm dying)! and the lake just seems like the prize at the end! cute bathing suit, too!

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    1. yea the humidity and me don't mix, especially my hair, it hates!

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  6. This looks like so much fun! I love hanging out by the water, what a great place to stop. I know all to much about it being hot. It's supposed to be 111+ here for the next few days... Blah... I hate summers here... I hope you get to go on more bike adventures soon!!

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    1. oh god! 111+ that sounds horrible, sorry sweetie! hope you find some ways to keep cool! xo

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  7. I don't know how you do it honey, just looking at that hill - yikes! But what a day it looks amazing, sunshine, freshly picked fruit, swimming, oh happy day! Pleased you had such an awesome time honey, it really does look amazing. Wish I was there :) xox

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    1. yea i don't know how we did it either! i just had to keep my head down and concentrate on moving my legs and trying to breath without getting all hysterical. but it was fun and so worth it!

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  8. What a fun day! Way to conquer those hills. I really really don't do well with climbs. I get more winded climbing than I do sprinting...I guess because climbs are longer. Anyway, way to go! I wish we had a nice lake near us that I could ride to. We pretty much have to drive from here.

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    1. oh i get super winded, i need to practice my breathing better it just takes practice and that means more hills! eek!

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  9. that sounds like a really difficult bike ride. Props to you two for getting to the top. All that work must be why you have such a bangin bikini bod. I'd like to have a bangin bikini bod but I dislike hard work and effort.

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    1. wow i like the sound of that, bangin bod! i have never been told that, thanks amber! i am pretty sure you have a bangin bod without even trying!

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  10. your body makes me want to cry/burn villages. i also didn't know we were anchor tattoo buddies! i have one on my foot, which actually contains more fat than your entire body... i'm with amber. i really wish i didn't hate moving/effort.

    <3

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  11. That bike ride sounds intense, but awesome! It's so cool that you and your hunny do fun things together. I have been in situations like that before where there is kind of no other choice but to keep trucking until you make it to a beautiful resting stop. The lake looks fun! It's been so hot here this week and a dip in the lake would be a dream solution to the heat here!

    Good job on not getting sun burnt!

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  12. That trip looked like a lot of fun. I am so not a bike kind of gal, but maybe I should try it again. It is really fun to go downhill, lol. The NorthWest US looks so gorgeous! I need to get out and visit my cousin in Portland.
    -BekahDrey

    http://bekahdrey.blogspot.com

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  13. That looks like such a hard ride, I'm a total wimp that only rides her bike on the flat streets of Phoenix :) But what a reward at the end! Looks so fun! I love your bathing suit and the pic of you & Tom in your red shades!

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  14. My goodness, that sounds intense! It looks like you had a good time once you got to your destination though :). My husband's grandparents live in Pleasanton and I didn't realize it was so hot there right now, I'll have to give them a call and make sure they're surviving :).

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  15. this sounds like the most perfect day ever. cheers to being a champion.

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  16. I feel hot just looking at those photos! You two are rockstars. It must have been nice to have the lake at the end, what a great reward after riding up that big hill :)

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  17. sooooooooo, you pretty much found heaven! what a blissful spot to set down in, and the ride to get there (although thermometer breaking) was well worth it. cool soaks in that water would be like a dream right now. awesome shots!!! no wonder Tom's got his focus in on you, total beach babe is what. hotness for serious...but the good kind! xo ♥

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thanks for commenting! it fills me with joy that you have taken the time to stop by!
xo,
cb