It was a bit chilly on Sunday morning, nevertheless 8 participants in Better on Bikes came out for Office Hours. We did a few bike drills and went for a ride around Fisherman’s Lake – 2.75 miles. Those who wanted a few more miles went an second time with an extension to El Centro Rd.
This Saturday morning, it was at Four Seasons Westshore. Three mechanics pulling (225-pound) trailers with all the equipment you see in the following pictures. They rode about 3 miles on Del Paso Rd with a climb over I-5 (on/off ramps require vigilance and caution).
Margaritas, champagne, Leek tart, French bread pizza with sausage, clams and mushrooms …
and Lucy! (She is waving to all of you.) Alas, no Bob to take a better picture.
Today Avery turned 9 years old. Being the strange year that it is, our party happened right here:
A gift in the back seat and TWO items each from Starbucks. Happy Birthday!! And three days later, Hedwig was finished:
Tuesday @ 5:30. One thing to figure out when you Zoom is your background: what’s best for your audience? That blue pleated blind turned out to be perfect plus turning on every available overhead light.
Part of Better on Bikes is an optional informal meeting on Sunday afternoon. About 10 people came today. I checked helmet and bike fits, answered questions, and lead a 1.4-mile ride around the block.
Because of this year’s fires and unhealthy air quality, the Breathe Bike Trek was postponed twice. Today it finally happened. There was the option to ride independently in your local area – which is what I did. I was part of the team from Jibe … they met at 7:30 am in the Granite Bay area to start the ride (a 45-minute drive from my house). I slept in and started at 9:30 – smile – from just outside my garage.
My first stop was at Heritage Park where Bike Doc was happening.
19 miles strong!
This bus always stops at Starbuck’s on the way home! Sophia took this very good selfie. Leo is perfectly framed. Lol – Avery’s eyebrow.
Tonight was the first Better on Bikes class. On Zoom, moderated by William at Jibe – thank goodness! He handled everyone’s technical issues, 25 participants with most of them from Four Seasons Westshore. The clock in the background helped me stick to the time checks. Everything went really well – whew! I’ve been working a lot on this project and was a bit nervous leading up to 5:30.
Another fun outing recently was a tour of all the finished Wide Open Walls murals with Merrilyn. I combined my volunteer routes from Saturday and Sunday into one. Rather than show you everything we saw, here are my/our favorites.
Spencer Keeton Cunningham:
Not only the walls, but the enclosure and trash container in the parking lot.
And a delicious lunch at Coriander:
This was a fun tour. Who wants to go next? Carol? Phyllis? You would both love it! Anyone else?