Peter and I are taking off this weekend to join the Sport-Touring.net ride to Alturas, CA.
Proving that, occasionally, I learn from past mistakes, I looked up “Alturas” in my book of California place names and learned that it means “heights” in Spanish. Thus, I plan to bring an extra sweatshirt. See? There’s hope for the girl to whom it never occured that Death Valley, hottest place in the hemisphere, was nevertheless in a valley and thus might require a chilly mountain crossing to visit.