Thursday, July 1, 2010

Explore by Bike

You know those rides - the ones where you are in a new place and you are riding simply to explore? I think they are quite possibly the best thing ever.

Today's ride started out past rows and rows of crops. Kale, lettuce, broccoli, etc. with Cedric securely strapped to my stem.


I ended up on this road that kept going up and up. I rode past cowboys herding their cows, hay bales, and did not see a single car for over an hour. Complete cycling heaven!

On the way home I rode through this little town. It was one block long. And I felt like I was in Mexico. I am pretty sure if I had stopped at the Quik-Mart I would have been able to practice my Spanish.

Tomorrow I'm flying up to Oregon for a wedding. I've got a lot of swimming and running on the schedule. I will be sure to capture lots of pictures on this adventure.

7 comments:

Pamela said...

I LOVE that there's a bike lane in a town that's only one block long...that's amazing!

CT said...

I love that you have Cedric along on your rides. I tried to bring mine along and he wouldn't sit still on my aero drink (see picture) so I had to put him in my jersey pocket after only a mile. I might zip tie him next time!

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AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

is this still on SLO? b/c you're makin me realize I need to get down there..my dad lives in Templeton and i'm sure it would be great bike training for me! how fun? a 4th of july wedding!

Meg said...

Have some fun adventures!

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

No cars for a whole hour? That is cycling heaven! Whereabouts were you?

Have a fabulous weekend!

m said...

Sounds like a nice ride! Looking forward to hearing about your trip to Oregon. As a former Eugene, OR resident I miss it there.

Jennifer Yake Neuschwander said...

Hmm....I think I recently rode through that town. I agree....exploring by bike is awesome. Have fun in Oregon