Sunday, April 4, 2010

Wards Ferry Road Race! Sonora, CA. Gold-mining town?

So off to Sonora for another Saturday of action packed racing here in sunny Northern California. Sunny indeed, but by no means warm as you can see in the pic. Oh how I long for the short sleeves and uncovered knees of the summer. Anywho, off on a 65 mile road race in the Sierra foothills around Sonora. I tend to favor the hills so I think this could be a good day on the bike.
And good day it was! First victory in the new Snapple team kit. Check out that prize money. That's right, four count them four Abe Lincoln's..........and a medium race T-shirt. To the victor goes the spoils. More importantly, check out that race bib number......898. What is the signficance with that? You guessed it, August 9, 2008.....................the Walnofer's anniversary. The rest of the field didn't know what hit them when a guy starts the race with this kind of omen on his back.
A race win is always a good launching pad for a great weekend and we still had a lot more in store for this one. Since we are only 1.5 hours from Yosemite, but first, what is this I hear about a gold mining town in Columbia?
Wow, McFly. Back to the Future III! Where is Doc Emmet and Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen? Ok, so they didn't film Back to the Future III here but it sure felt like they did.  I am not for sure what there is to do in an old gold mining town.....................................
.......................except for pan for some gold! After $20 bucks in race winnings, I got to figure out some way to pay for this weekend.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, maybe we will wait to pan for some gold in Yosemite National Park. I love kids, and I love gold, but I don't love kids and gold that much. Off to go see this Half Dome thing people keep telling us about.

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