It’s cycling season!!
I love to cross train on my bike, but refuse to ride when it’s cold outside. It’s not like running. The faster I go, the colder I get. I’m a wussmeister what can I say.
But the weather is warming up and I have a race to train for, so now is the time to start thinking about getting out there.
Last spring when I was a broken runner, I cross trained on my bike. I had a couple friends show me the ropes since I still consider myself a newbie plus I was very new to the bay area. They took me to the most incredible place to ride in the bay area. I’ll never forget our several rides there. It’s a heavily cycled road, they even close a portion of it down every Sunday for “Cycle Sunday.” Don’t quote me, but I think it goes from 9:00am to 3:00pm.
If you live in the area or visiting, I would definitely recommend doing this ride!
We started our 27 mile ride on Canada (pernounced Ken-yada) Road and Freeway 92 and went south through Woodside, CA to Sand Hill Road. Of course you can start anywhere, this is just where we met up.
Woodside has a woodsy feel, but is also really close to big cities and Freeway 280. It’s also home to deer, Maserati’s, and a few celebrities like Michelle Pfeiffer.
One of my little grandma’s favorites Shirley Temple.
I’d say this ride is not for beginners, although it’s not incredibly tough, there are a lot of rolling hills.
I was a beginner and they shredded me, causing a hamstring injury. But that’s a whole other story. Why do I love pain so much!?
The scenery will totally take your mind off all the pain and suffering.
There are also a lot of dirt trails on the side to run, walk or ride your horse.
It’s a two lane road, so I’d recommend going with a buddy. Plus it’s a lot more fun!
Well I guess it’s time to stop thinking about riding and actually do it!
Do your cycle?
Tell me about your favorite ride!
Do you know of any celebrities who live close to you?
Ever met a celeb?