Every year, sometime close to the Fourth of July, there is an car and motorcycle race to the top of the mountain. This is for the seriously crazy racing enthusiast. Like many events, this started off with a bunch of guys getting together to indulge their shared passion. Now of course it is a corporate event, so people from all over the world come to participate. Some money is involved, but a lot of the prize is in the bragging rights. We were on our way to the farmer’s market this morning, and stopped to chat with some members of the Honda racing team. They had come from LA, Ohio and Japan just to give it a go. (We love tourists who come here, spend lots of money, then leave). They had come by three weeks earlier to practice, but there was too much snow and the road to the top was not yet open, so they were going to practice today.
We wished them good luck, then it was on to the market and the first peas of the season. And lunch and a mimosa.