Rik's Ramblings

Monday, September 13, 2010

Weekend Bike Ride

The plan was to go to Monterey today and have a nice leisurely ride along the trail there, stopping periodically for beach time and snacks!

Unfortunately, Debbie and I had a bit too much to drink last night ... though Debbie says it was mainly me that drank the champagne, but that's another story. Anyway, didn't feel like getting up at 7am to drive down to Monterey (you have to go early to miss the traffic). So instead, we went for a short ride along the San Francisco Bay Trail.

Can't believe I've never made it to this bay-side trail in all the years I've lived in the bay area. Really nice ride. Lots of wetlands, "sloughs" I believe they call some of it on the West Coast! Salt flats, where, surprisingly, Cargill are still making "sea salt", right there alongside our sofisticated silicon valley businesses.

Lots of wildlife: ducks, egrets, pelicans, butterflys, dragonflys. Sadly the trail doesn't let you get all the way to Shoreline (which was our intent), but supposedly it will come September 20 this year!

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