Only 9 miles today

Posted by Ted on Mar 19, 2009 in Biking

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.

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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. He is also managing editor for Rolf Potts' Vagabonding, where he curates a Case Study series. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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lionsburg
Mar 23, 2009 at 5:39 pm

Oh just ruuuubbbbb it in that you can bicycle in mid-March.. ;-)

Glad you are keeping busy with exercise. Not a bad thing at all.


 

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