Sunday, May 03, 2009

Another Day, Another Ride

I awoke to the twittering of birds and went forth on a quest. I call it:
El Tour De Las Quatro Montañas Pequeños


Even though the sky was overcast, I wore the Pink Fat Cyclist jersey. I only gooped up my face, as I didn't want to goop the inside of my pretty blue jacket.

The ride was fairly uneventful. Nothing broke, no acts of hostility on ANYONE'S part.

Saw several photo ops along the way, none of which I availed myself of. Saw a nice set of antennas, at one point. I shall pass that way again!

There is a small patch of houses near Fletcher Parkway that are of the "Alpine" A-frame style. As a youth, I had a hankering to live in one.

View Larger Map

I removed my pretty blue jacket and blue glove liners at this point. The sun was out a bit, by now, and it was warmer. I suppose I never really needed the glove liners at all.

After climbing the Parkway I headed over to Mt. Helix, via Amaya and Severin Drives.

I modified the route by going up Mt Helix on Fuerte Drive, remembering, as I climbed, the reason I don't like this road. Cars too fast, road too narrow. Even on a Sunday morning.

Today's view from the parking lot on the summit of Mt. Helix.

2009May03 bike ride 003

There were no rock climbers or little kids today, just a couple stair-stepping in the bowl.

If you want to see hummingbirds, this is the place! There were at least ten of the little birdies flitting around in the plantings near the parking lot. They managed to elude all my attempts to photograph them, however!

Ride Stats

Trip Mileage 25.34 miles (40.8 km)
Trip Time 2:24:34
Avg. Speed 10.56 mph (17 km/h)

Week Stats

Schwinn: 25.34 miles
Jamis: 61.59 miles

Week Total: 86.93 miles


Schwinn: 7,707 miles YTD 177 miles (YStart 7,530)
Jamis: 7,438 miles YTD 947 miles (YStart 6,491)
Total: YTD 1,124 miles

Did I mention the early-morning duck in the dark bike path incident the other, er, morning? Oh yes, the recalcitrant ducky did not vacate the path until the last moment. What's next? Elephants?

1 comment:

Deanne said...

Loved the pic of the A frame house. Liked being able to get a 360 view of things. Great view from Mt. Helix. It really turned out to be a nice day yesterday. So what did we do? Clean the garage! John was able to take a station wagon full of stuff to Good Will--many of Jacob's "baby toys" & the like. Now, we just need to go to the dump! Have 2 mini-helium tanks, a few fluorescent light bulbs, a broken microwave & 3 carseats!Wish we could recycle the carseats but I think for safety reasons Good Will, Salvation Army, etc. won't accept them. 7 more minutes of silence before I wake up the lad & get ready for school.

Search This Blog

Squeakycyclist's shared items


Profile for squeakycyclist

Blog Archive

About Me


"flat tire" (9) lights (3) "pet peeve" (2) headlight (2) rocks (2) "Bike Ride" cold (1) "Blue Angels" (1) "Critical Mass" (1) "Eddy Merkx" (1) "Fat Cyclist" jersey "Twin Six" (1) "Harbison Canyon" (1) "Junk food" "pink jersey" (1) "San Diego fire" (1) "Seikima II" "found stuff" (1) "Stella Artois" beer (1) "bike to work day" (1) "cactus flower" "guy showing" (1) "cell phone" (1) "chain lube" (1) "donut star" "cop car" sunflower "invisible aeroplane" (1) "energy bars" (1) "flat tire" "bicycle lights" (1) "flat tire" tubes (1) "fuel shutoff switch" (1) "giant veins" blink (1) "greek streets" (1) "inertia switch" (1) "mop refill" (1) "road rash" (1) "rubber ducky" (1) "safety check" (1) "thin blood" patches (1) "tire repair" (1) "torrey pines" cans flat (1) "wax flowers" (1) ;lint shoes (1) Amsterdam (1) Bike To Work Day (1) Bobke John Coleman Steve (1) Cannondale (1) Easter crane frame (1) Gmaps Bikely (1) Headsweat (1) Mercedes Unimog (1) Moon "giant clevis" "lunette ring" truck Smart "electrical safety" (1) Peeps pump (1) Plews (1) Pre-Oktoberfest (1) Presta tubes (1) RHUBARB (1) San Diego Velodrome paradigm shift beer (1) Schwinn "Ye Olde Bicycle Shoppe" "bird poop": (1) Schwinn headset (1) Trek Terry Velodrome Dick Blick Aaron Brothers Michael's (1) Yeti (1) adapter (1) aerial antenna (1) ammonite (1) bagel dial calipers chain wear hairy legs (1) bees (1) bicycle bicycling books reading (1) bicycle bicycling recycling grease (1) bicycle chain (1) bicycle helmet (1) bicycle safety (1) bicycle signs laws (1) bike lanes (1) bikepr0n Magna "Black Wind" bicycle nipple fart (1) birdbarn (1) blessings (1) blimp Bentley (1) brakes (1) can rocks (1) cans (1) cans sprouts (1) chili (1) clouds (1) clownsuits (1) cookies "flat tire" "bike path" (1) cow (1) cow "journalistic integrity" hemroids (1) crane (1) dog fog headset (1) duck (1) email "knockout seals" "monster cruiser" (1) excuses (1) fish tire (1) flag (1) flowers "manhole cover" (1) funny signs shoe hill cell phones (1) gO (1) gloves pedals crane (1) honk (1) hubcap (1) idjits (1) keys "bike lanes" (1) keys rocks shells (1) levers (1) lock (1) lube Landis (1) mileage "bike log" (1) milestone odometer (1) motorcyclist Citroen (1) odometer (1) otay (1) otay river valley (1) pizza starbucks coffee lake murray helmet mirror (1) poop kite (1) quail (1) rabbit (1) rack yingers (1) rocks books signs (1) rocks upsidedown (1) seats (1) shay jeep caramate UCSD (1) snot "found money" "italian handkerchief" (1) socks (1) spider "Hawaian shirt" (1) sunglasses (1) sunglasses "Grand Canyon" Cairo Egypt sweating pig clouds (1) tire (1) tire Thermopylae "Cutty Sark" (1) tire pressure jamis (1) train (1) tubes (1) tweezers (1) weight (1)