It's always a good day to ride the Ave. This time some close friends who live in Madrid invited us out to an iconic Segovian restaurant, requiring us to set out on a foggy morning for a ride through hilly Spanish countryside.
After a beautiful ride made better by a cafe con leche (as is everything), we grabbed a bus for the last mile or so from the train station. Segovia is small and ancient city, with a stunning Roman aqueduct running straight across our route.
We only had just enough time to head straight to our reservation, enjoy amazing traditional food together for a few hours, and take a quick lap around the main plaza on the way out. Because Segovia is situated around the crest of a hill and has narrow, old streets, we missed the Alcazar, a major highlight for every trip. But this remains one of my favorite all-time day trips, a great reminder that these places are Out There and worth exploring.