As we rode along the levee, just above the bike trail, the pelicans took a break from their feasting to check us out.

There must have been some good food down there because it didn’t take long for them to stick their heads back in the water.

Bike rides this week

Tuesday: University Town Loop, 28 miles. Crossing the Guy West Bridge: Jonathan, Barbara, Cheryl:

Wednesday: Around the airport, 21 miles. I didn’t go on this ride, Dani sent me this picture. Pat, Kathy, Cindy, Jane, Cheryl, Leo:

Thursday: Tour d’Arlete (minus one Arlete at Red Sea/Hovnanian. The light pole and banner are gone, replaced by a big orange cone), 15 miles. Jonathan took this picture of Barbara, Cheryl, me, Brian:

Friday: Land Park Loop, 25 miles. Kathy, Jane, Leo, Cheryl, Jonathan, Dani:

Saturday: Tour of N Natomas, 21 miles, followed by champagne and brownies! Cindy, Kathy, Barbara, Carmen, Pat, Jonathan, Jane, Leo, Cheryl:

Mellissa from Jibe was at the event promoting Wisdom Travels.

Bike rides this week

Wednesday: Bannon Creek Parkway loop, 13 miles. Amal, Cheryl, Pat, Leo, Jonathan.

Thursday: Tour d’Arlete, 15 miles. Leo, Cheryl, Kathy, Dani, Lorge.

Friday: to the northern terminus of the Sacramento Northern Bike Trail in Elverta. Cheryl, Kathy, Cindy, Barbara, Jonathan.

Saturday: Sacramento Northern Bike Trail from Del Paso to Discovery Park, 22 miles. Jonathan, Kathy, Jane, Cindy, Cheryl, Barbara.

Sunday. Three of us drove to the Amtrak Station and unloaded our bikes. Three others rode in from N Natomas for the ride. We rode the Sacramento River Trail to Freeport, crossed the bridge and rode back to W Sacramento on S River Rd and Village Parkway. 27 miles unless you were Dani and Kathy (43 miles) and Lorge (48 miles). Lorge, Cheryl, Jane, Dani, Kathy.

The narrow bridge at Freeport:

Another great week of rides. All rides totaled = 130 miles!

Perfect left turn!

The following sequence of pictures is a beautiful demonstration of a perfect left turn by 6 cyclists at a controlled intersection. They are lined up two-abreast taking up the entire lane. Everyone is in power pedal position, eyes on the traffic light and aware of traffic conditions around them.

As they move through the intersection, they begin merging to the right.

And smoothly end up in the bike lane. Big thanks to Pat, Cindy, Karen, Leo, Cheryl, Jonathan, and

the photographer (who pedaled one-handed and took cell phone pictures with the other – whew). Sooo proud of these Better on Bikes bicyclists! These pictures will definitely show up in the next round of Better on Bikes classes beginning in mid-February.