My brother Mark and I met our friends Ken and Dave this morning in Davis, CA, near Sacramento, for a 23 mile bicycle ride. This ride was originally planned for last month, but it was postponed because my brother and I were ill. Today, everybody felt fine and we were happy to be pedaling.
At 7:45 AM, my brother and I racked our bikes on my car and left my home in Castro Valley and drove to Davis. Our friends Ken and Dave would arrive in Davis on an Amtrak train, with their bikes, at 9:50 AM. Mark and I arrived in Davis early, at 9:15 AM, as intended, to allow us time to find parking and unload our bikes before Ken and Dave arrive on the train. We parked just outside the Amtrak station in a public lot with plenty of spaces available. Everything went smoothly and the four of us were pedaling together in Davis at 10 AM, exactly as planned.
In this post I’m sharing a video clip from today’s 23 mile ride. I realize that nobody wants to watch a video of 23 miles of leisurely bike riding, including those of us that participated in the ride. The video is a 17.5 minute collage consisting of many short clips that I spliced together. I added some text captions to the video, too.
We started today’s ride at 10 AM and we were finished at 1 PM. It was a great day and an excellent ride, despite some very strong winds that kicked my ass. When I returned home, at approximately 3 PM, I could already feel soreness in my legs. But it was a good soreness.
I’m looking forward to riding again, soon.