|Shoreline Trail with SFO in the distance.|
We started in Redwood City and followed the Shoreline Trail for 15 miles. It was a diverse ride, which makes things interesting. The tide was super low so we had the tangy scent of the exposed marshes in our noses much of the way. Coming around the point after we rode under the San Mateo Bridge we came across a huge dog park and hillside with a "boot camp" style class going on. Those folks were working much harder than we were - running up and down the hill and doing "burpies" in between. Looked like pure torture to me.
When we got to the Coyote Point area we rode through a eucalyptus grove. I just love that smell. That portion of the ride was marred by the loud presence of a shooting range, but we were quickly past that area and on to more shoreline with our goal in sight. The San Francisco airport. Planes had been looming over us all along, but now were were in sight of the runways and could see the planes dropping down for landings which appear to be right on the water.
|Great patio at the Hyatt.|
The ride back was uneventful and, as always, seems quicker until the last few miles when my knees start to wear out and both of us were lifting ourselves up from our bike seats. (Thirty miles is hard on the sitting area - even padded!) And it's the farthest I have gone so far. By the time we were back to our truck it had gotten to be much hotter - I am glad we started off so early.