However, today I decided to head for the hills. The Oakland Hills, to be precise. I drove up to the top of the ridge, and parked the car at the summit parking lot for Roberts Regional Recreation area. I then biked down Skyline Drive, painfully aware that each hill I went down was one I had to bike back up. I finally stopped in front of 14330 Skyline Blvd.
I looked down at a blimp hovering in the Bay, with San Francisco barely in the background, with the peaks of the Bay Bridge poking up through the haze. I passed not one, but two different families riding down the median on horseback. I love Oakland!
At that point, I turned around and headed back. I was actually surprised when I made it back sooner than I’d expected, and could probably have gone another few miles, but decided to head for home. My top speed was 36 mph.