Brenda, BarbaraL and I rode in from N Natomas. Because Discovery Park was closed due to flooding, our safest choice to get across the river was Highway 160. We used the on ramp from Northgate Blvd, took the lane while 45 mph-traffic moved left to go around us. Being Sunday morning, there wasn’t a lot of traffic. Just after crossing the river, we were able to move right onto a Class IV cycle track onto 12th St. We met at Drip Espresso at 24th & J Streets.
At 10:30, the ride began: a tour of murals created by and featuring women.
*Actually, these are your bike rides from March 1-14.
Wednesday March 1. Braving the wind, Brenda and Rachel:
Friday March 3. Minerva took this picture of Brenda and Agueda:
Saturday March 4. Minerva took this picture of Rachel, Brenda, Jim, and Agueda:
Sunday March 5. Brenda, Rachel, and Agueda:
Monday March 6. Brenda and Rachel:
Tuesday March 7. Maria:
Dani, Kathy, Cheryl:
Wednesday March 8. Brenda and Rachel:
Friday March 10. Minerva took this picture of Maria and Brenda:
Sunday March 12. Brenda and Rachel:
Monday March 13. Maria and Tony:
Thanks to everyone who kept sending me pictures and miles ridden while I was in Cuba. A shout-out to Manolo, our bicitaxi driver in Remedios: Great turn signal and check over his shoulder before making a left turn.
One of the ladies in our ride group, Agueda, has a daughter who teaches at Natomas High School and coaches the girls’ swim team. This week they had fundraisers at local restaurants. Today, four of us met for lunch at Mountain Mike’s Pizza to benefit the team. Agueda, Rachel and Brenda:
Jane and Barbara went for bike ride – no picture. On a different ride, Tracy took this picture of Rachel and Jim:
Meanwhile, a big group of us drove to Granite Bay to ride some rolling hills. Jonathan took this picture of Elaine, Agueda, Brenda, Maria, me, Stacey, Cheryl, Kathy, Sheila, Michael, and Dani. Minerva also rode.
There were two ride groups. Dani led the faster group who rode 30 miles. Kathy led another group who rode 23 miles. This was the first time for some cyclists riding rolling hills – North Natomas and all of Sacramento is flat. The non-e-bike riders also has a harder time, shifting was important.
We were all about 5 miles from the end of the ride when it began to sprinkle, then rain. Despite being wet and cold, we all had a great time. And a couple more people are thinking an e-bike might be a good idea.