It’s a gorgeous day out here on the central coast so I decided to hop on the bike for the first time in a while and spend some time pedaling. I’ve been traveling a lot and have been neglecting my bike so it was a lot of fun to get out there today. I let the season dictate my route. It’s spring break time so Pismo is packed with about 95% of the population of the Central Valley. They seem to only travel in gigantic diesel trucks pulling trailers so I figured it was in my best interest to avoid the beach. Instead I went inland towards Lake Lopez to avoid being run over, plus there’s all kinds of great wild flowers in bloom right now.
I rode about 6 or 7 miles into the inland portions of Arroyo Grande. My legs felt pretty good even though I haven’t been on the bike for more than just commuting since sometime in February. The view was very pleasing aesthetically but not so much allergetically… now that I am home I am sneezing like a mad man. The downside to everything being beautiful and in bloom is that it freaks out my allergies. Oh well. I’m just happy to have gotten in a ride. All told I probably rode 13 or 14 miles, I’d like to be back up to more like 30-40 miles per ride again once I get past USMS Nationals.
As usual I took some pictures while I was out, here you go…
road to Lopez Lake
taking a break
and more flowers…
I like the purple ones
shooting at 15mph
huge bird… either a hawk or a vulture
my trusty steed at my apartment