Am I getting lazy? I’ve only ridden four times since the Primavera and they’ve been rather short rides. Jimmy cracked corn and I don’t care.
April 20 – Through connections here in town, I was put in touch with someone who needed a leader in Yosemite Valley. Turns out there was no one to lead but I got a pleasant ride around the Valley. 18 miles
April 21 – Met Wayne at Sonora Cyclery. We rode 10 miles before meeting up with Melissa F and Holly for a country road ride. Went down hill on some nasty, bumpy roads. I commented, “If my bike can handle these roads, it can handle anything.” Nice day, no way of knowing if a storm is supposed to come in tomorrow except for the weather forecast. 29 miles
April 24 – Greg surprised me with a text a few days previous. He wants to ride! Its been a long time since he’s been able to get out so we opted for one of the ‘flatter’ routes in the area. Wayne joined us at Moccasin and we rode toward Chinese Camp and then Jamestown and then headed back to where we started on Jacksonville Road. 29 miles
April 26 – Spoke w/Steve G (our local CHP) about the Triathalon he’s heading. He gave me the bike route so thought I’d try it out today. Started at the Marina inside PML, rode to Elder, took that to 120, headed east. Took Old Hwy 120 (nasty climb at the end of THAT road). East on 120 again to East Sprague where I took the side roads that lead to Smith Station Rd. Which led me back to 120 (east). I’d forgotten about Hamilton Station Road being part of the route so I turned left onto Ferretti and followed it back to the stables where the bike ride will end. Ummm, I left out about six miles. Anyway, I rode from the stables back out to Ferretti, took the short cut through someone’s backyard and worked my way through PML back to the Marina. Cool day but with leg and arm warmers and a vest, I was comfortable enough. 20 miles
Tomorrow its supposed to rain so I’m taking the bike into the shop for the once over before the big trip. Gotta remember to ask about putting larger tires on for this adventure.