Just a ride around the block..

Posted by Ted on May 28, 2009 in Biking

With a 70+ mile ride around Lake Tahoe coming up next weekend, I’m trying to get as much local hill training as I can.

Today was a short ride, just 7 miles around a very small part of this amazing city that we live in. As I rode, I could smell dinner cooking in dozens of homes. I found the end of a trail in a small park. I sat alone in front of a forest of trees as cars whizzed behind me at 50 miles per hour. Oakland has a surprising amount of green.

The late afternoon sun warmed me, and the damp wind chilled me. I clearly need warmer gear.


An adventurer at heart, Ted Beatie is at his happiest when he’s off the beaten path. His deepest passion is sharing the world through photography and writing, found at The Pocket Explorer. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


May 29, 2009 at 4:27 pm


May 30, 2009 at 2:36 am


I just ordered some shirts this evening, and Mr. Bob sends his greetings. He was sad to hear that you were now in another tailor’s area. He said, “So I lost him.” He was as brusque as ever.

Jun 1, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Aww, that’s kind of sweet, in a weird sort of way.