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. It’s been compression tested, cleaned out, re-jetted, cleaned out some more, and is running like a champ. Knock on wood.
My back was doing pretty well yesterday, so I decided to go for a ride.
My first stop: Wells Fargo. 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. 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 Cañada 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…). Note the fresh pavement! Thank you, city of San Carlos!
I finally arrived at Cañada Road only to remember that it was Sunday and, therefore, the road was closed. 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 Cañada 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. 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. A whopping 24 miles, but this is the third 20ish mile ride in a row that I’ve done. Yay! I’m hoping to ride even more next weekend. Once I can ride 30 miles at a time, I can go to lunch at Alice’s — 15 miles each direction. That’s my goal for the fall season.