Friday, July 22nd
Just a shade under 11 miles on bike paths in Folsom
|Here's the closest you or I will come to seeing a recumbent on this ride|
I saw such a variety of people, bicycles (no recumbents), and so on that I can only illustrate as follows:
Please choose one from each column. Repeat until bored or until the need for coffee becomes overwhelming.
|Col. A||Col. B||Col. C|
|Hybrid bike||Retiree||Bike Lane|
|Road bike||Mom||Bike Path|
|Cruiser bike||Dad||Traffic circle|
|Stroller||Jersey-clad||Pedest. push-button crossing|
|Kid trailer||Dog walker||Wet pavement|
|Roller blades||Bird watcher||Dry pavement|
No I did not see a skateboard-riding jersey-clad farmer sailing over a speedbump while navigating a traffic circle. But I could have.
Some of the intersections used to join up bike-path segments are better than others.
|No curb cut. And there is a perfectly good bike lane right on the other side of the drop-off.|
|Splendid push-button crosswalk.|
|Behind me is a traffic circle. In front is an intersection with a single stop sign. Away over there, to the right of the pretty iron fence, is the rest of the bike path.|
Then there are these old speedbumps in the parking lot on the way to the farmer's market.
|If I aim just right I can make it over without bottoming out. I aim right about 1/2 the time.|
Where I got fab food and loaded up my bag.
|From left to right: Lamb pie from Z-pies, scrumptious strawberries, and tantalizing tomatoes.|
|The approach to my favorite bridge. Gives you an idea of the beautiful sunny weather this morning.|
I've been meaning for a while to get new gel inserts for my shoes, instead of the make-do women's high heel forefoot cushions I've been, um. making do with.
My shifting was a little weird today, so I think I need to take a look at the rear derailluer wheel thingies and see if there is stuff stuck in there again.
Maybe it is time for coffee after all
|Heading toward the Bidwell Street overcrossing. This may have been where I exceed 20mph.|
This map does not include the side trip to the farmer's market.