Yes, dear readers, let’s start this new blog off properly: with a ride report!
The Ninja is back in action after a couple of weeks of Andrew’s loving care. Â It’s been compression tested, cleaned out, re-jetted, cleaned out some more, and is running like a champ. Â Knock on wood.
My back was doing pretty well yesterday, so I decided to go for a ride.
My first stop: Wells Fargo. Â NCWHL members may be interested to know (probably not, though) that this is where all of your registration money, jersey/sock checks, league wide scrimmage cash, and everything else funnels through. Â Thank you, Wells Fargo branch on Laurel Street, for providing an ATM so that I may best serve the Northern California Women’s Hockey League.
After spending what seemed like forever depositing funds into the account so that 200+ Bay Area women could continue playing hockey next season, I decided to ride over to CaÃ±ada Road.
On my way there, I stopped to adjust my mirror, so I took a picture (hey, I didn’t say this was going to be an interesting ride report…). Â Note the fresh pavement! Thank you, city of San Carlos!
I finally arrived at CaÃ±ada Road only to remember that it was Sunday and, therefore, the road was closed. Â The city does a cool thing called Bicycle Sunday where the road is closed to all non-bicycle traffic from Filoli Gardens to Highway 92….which is neat, but unfortunately also exactly where I wanted to ride. Pooters!
So I went the other way on CaÃ±ada and wound up riding around some of the residential areas on the other side of Highway 280. I didn’t take any photos because my back was starting to get sore and I didn’t want to get on and off the bike.
I did stop on my way home to photograph the great watershed area over by Edgewood County Park. Â I see this view every day on my way to work…makes it hard to hop on the interstate instead of heading off into the hills. 🙂
And that was pretty much my ride. Â A whopping 24 miles, but this is the third 20ish mile ride in a row that I’ve done. Â Yay! Â I’m hoping to ride even more next weekend. Â Once I can ride 30 miles at a time, I can go to lunch at Alice’s — 15 miles each direction. Â That’s my goal for the fall season. 🙂