I set out in search of Lake Merritt. Without a map and only a vague direction, I completely missed it, but enjoyed getting lost and ended up riding through part of Piedmont Park. After deciding to backtrack a bit, I ended up passing Montano Velo, where I picked up a local bike map.
So armed, I finally found the lake and the bikeway around it, before heading back home. Just over 21 kilometers in 90 minutes with an average speed of 14 kph. The best part of the ride though, was seeing confirmation that moving was the right decision, and that here is now home;