Your eyes do not deceive you! I went on — drum roll — a motorcycle ride today!!
OK, don't get that excited; it was about 7 miles long. But it was the first time I'd been on a bike since June, so I was still grinning in my helmet the whole time.
All ready and rarin' to go!
It was a gorgeous day, if a little warm.
The heat made the views of San Francisco a little hazy.
I stumbled upon Vista Park and decided to stop and look around.
It turned out to be a neat little city park, a pilot site for a native plant/pesticide free park. They have a little landscaping area set up with examples of native plants and a little info about each one.
Behind the landscaping area is a trailhead. Looks inviting, huh!
I took the opportunity to sit in the shade for a few moments partway along the trail. I didn't see any of the aforementioned wildlife; only the native beer bottles and discarded trash that people seem to feel appropriate to dump in parks. Grrr.
I'm pretty sure "hiking in motorcycle gear on a 95F day" isn't one of my PT-approved activities, so I turned around and walked back to the bike.
The round trip was only about 7 miles, but it was riding! It felt great to ride the XT — though I'm not entirely sure the new clutch lever I put on was disengaging the clutch completely — and I'm looking forward to more tiny trips. :)