Archive for July, 2015

A Few Good Rides

Friday, July 10th, 2015

I’ve been able to get a few good rides and even a little hiking in lately.

Post work ride to Winters, off Putah Creek Road

Pre-work ride, along the Sacramento River

How I miss cycling these roads every morning ...

... and every evening.

I even got to hike in Auburn recently!

All this exercise makes me …


I’m not sure if it’s allergies or I picked up a bit of a cold, but I was feeling a bit funky yesterday. I’m hoping I feel up to lots of cycling this weekend. I’m thinking it’s just allergies because Wednesday night I rode out to Winters and it was crazy windy*. Of all of the rides to forget to take The Buff … It might look a little funky, and if it’s hot out, it is a little uncomfortable, but it sure does help with allergy prevention. Oh, and keeping bugs off my face.

* The headwind on the way out was brutal, but the tailwind on the way back … oh, yes!

OK, enough blah blah blah, must get to work.


Happy Fourth of July!

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Celebrate your independence and give thanks to all of those who have made today possible.

I celebrated today by taking a nice long ride with a friend. We met at Discovery Park and rode the American River Trail all the way to Beal’s Point in Folsom. My final distance was just over 80 miles and according to my Garmin, I burned 3,500 calories.

I do not think I took a single picture on today’s ride!

I am glad that we started fairly early and we were able to get out of Discovery Park before things got too … festive? … There were lots of inattentive pedestrians meandering along the bike trail … some of them taking up the whole width of the trail. There were lots of folks barbequing, partying, and gearing up for tonight’s fireworks. I hope you get to see them – Sacramento does a great show.

Here’s wishing you all a happy and safe Independence Day!


Full Moon

Saturday, July 4th, 2015
Fly me to the moon …

Full Moon, June 30, 2015