Monday morning ride

Bike riders from Heritage Park – a 55+ community in north North Natomas. Very good lane positioning for going straight on E Commerce to cross Del Paso Rd:

The best part of the ride happened later on Jackrabbit Trail. The conundrum: How was I, riding 10 mph, able to pass the same group of 3 female Bike Hikers, riding 15 mph, THREE times? At Arena Blvd: I clunked across the unpaved center divide. I figured they must have skinny tires, because they turned right onto Arena and made a U-turn at the traffic light at Truxel to come back to the trail. At Truxel Blvd: I got into the vehicle lane and followed a car turning left through the light. They stayed on the trail and waited much longer for their light to turn green. I got a good head start on them that time. At San Juan Rd, they were stopped and chatting as I passed them to ride home. We were good friends by this time!

Bike Match

Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates has a program where people can donate bicycles, Bill Leddy fixes them up if needed, then the bikes are matched with other people who sign up needing a free bike. A few weeks ago, I picked up five children’s bikes in N Natomas and took them to Bill’s. The 3 smallest bikes fit in the back of my car, the bigger two went on the bike rack. Last week Bill shared this story about where the bikes ended up:
“Marcia’s friend Jane works with Afghan immigrants in Rancho Cordova so we gave the 5 bikes to her. Meet BibiMaryam age 6. She is so delighted with her new bike. She wanted to pay us all that she had… $1. 😉. You should see her ride! What a natural.👍

Meet Sharara, Nastaran and little Sana. Happy faces to have girls bikes instead of borrowing brother’s bike.”

Bike ride

This morning Lorraine and I met Lucy for a bike ride on the Jackrabbit Trail.


Lorraine is the person who makes the beautiful cards – some of you have received cards made by her!


Carson really likes the cream cheese & crackers Sophia makes for him.

I told Avery a while back that when I was in 6th grade at Westside Elementary, I was able to ride all the way home from school without hands – about 1 mile, 1 right turn, 1 left turn. He started practicing and today shared how good he’s gotten. He went all the way around the block.

Riding with no hands was always a BIG no-no when I taught Project Ride Smart. Nevertheless, it’s a great skill to have and fun.