Of Bicycles and Summer | Road Cycling in Tahoe

Lookit what I found.

Acheson Art Wine Goblets.

It’s WINE GLASSES WITH BICYCLES ON THEM.

I had to have them of course!

I found them at Velo Vino in Napa, but you can apparently buy them online AND get pilsner glasses with bicycles on them also.  The glasses are hand blown, thin and large enough to make me feel “fancy” while I’m drinking my wine at night at home.  Yes.  That’s right: I like to drink wine out of giant goblets so that I feel fancy every night.

Terry takes a break on the bridge overlooking the West Fork of the Carson River in Hope Valley, CA

In other bicycling related stories, I managed to get out on a bike ride that lasted longer than 45 minutes with my friend Terry this week.  We went up and over Luther Pass to Hope Valley and then cruised back up the Old Luther Hwy to the top.  It’s such a gorgeous ride and I was super stoked to have some company.  Pardon the iphone photos.  Needless to say, I don’t carry my fancy camera with me everywhere.

Cruising up Old Luther Hwy in Hope Valley, CA.

If you’ve never road biked over Luther Pass, make sure you do it via the local’s route:  climb up South Upper Truckee Rd through the campground to the top of Luther, descent hwy 89 down into Hope Valley, head west at Pickett’s Junction and then turn into the USFS parking lot for the fishing platforms.  Ride the path for the fishing platforms across the bridge and it will turn into the Old Luther Hwy, which you can climb (but not descend) back up to the top of the pass.  Drop down Hwy 89 back into Meyers for a really fast descent with wide open corners and smooth pavement.

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