Rik's Ramblings

Monday, July 30, 2012

Fun Weekend Bike Ride - Coyote Creek Trail - July 29, 2012

Surprisingly nice bike ride at the weekend. I wasn't sure what to expect from Coyote Creek trail. I've glimpsed it from HWY101, as we we've driven south. It looks a bit exposed and hot, so I was a little worried we would fry!

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Turned out there is plenty of shade, and plenty of interesting things to spot on the ride: Turkey vultures, rabbit, quail, water skiers, fish, model aircraft, and the occasional ranch and farm.

Plenty of shade on route, water crossings to splash through and rest areas. Not too many people, which is nice. Plenty of people on roller blades.

Here's the route from my GPS overlayed on Google Maps

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We didn't expect to reach the end of the trail - to be honest, I wasn't sure where that was. So I was a little surprised when the trail ended at a Anderson Lake visitor center. We asked some other cyclists for directions into Morgan Hill and we ended up at a nearby Jamba Juice, before turning around and cycling back to San Jose.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012


I really need to post more photos.

Here are a few snaps of some puppies: http://sagar.org/slideshow/

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Mary McCaslin

I was lucky enough to see Mary make an unscheduled performance at San Gregorio this weekend.  She played a couple of pieces - accompanied by The Mild Colonial Boys.

Of course, I wasn't aware who she was until I got home and googled the songs she sang: only to see her performing them right there on the YouTube.

Ain't no yuppies in Oildale

A definite bonus for the weekend!

Mild Colonial Boys were pretty good too.