Monday, July 1, 2013


The heat is on where we live.  We are expecting 5 or more days of temps over 100 degrees.  The perfect time to get over to the shore for a bike ride.  We left the house before 8am to beat the heat and the
Shoreline Trail with SFO in the distance.
afternoon winds.

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 trail meandered and disappeared as we changed cities but we picked it up again and rode over to the Hyatt which has a lovely patio and a Starbucks in the lobby.  Armed with our cold drinks we settled in to watch the air traffic at SFO and rest or saddle sore behinds.

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.


knittergran said...

I think you live in a paradise!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

That sounds like a fabulous ride!
(Confession: my butt hurts just thinking about half that distance.)