Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bike To The Bay

Rode down to the bay AGAIN today! I picked up 13 caches out of 15 looked for, for a total of 394 to date.

The distance ridden today was 41.61 miles (66.98 km)
The riding time was 3 hours, 21 minutes (and 54 seconds!)
My average speed was 12.42 mph (19.99 km/h)

My cousin commented, on the last ride to the bay, that my average was pretty good, especially since I was geocaching along the way. I didn't tell him that the riding time doesn't include geocaching, stop lights, or any rest stops I may take. Heh, heh!

My "away from home" time today was six hours. So my "geocaching" time may have been as much as two and a half hours. Or, one hundred and fifty minutes. Divided by fifteen, that would make my average time-on-cache around ten minutes each.

At the bottom of the bay is the salt works. I took a picture to the north:

2010April125 Down to the Bay 001

I took a picture to the southeast:

2010April125 Down to the Bay 002

And I took a picture to the southwest:

2010April125 Down to the Bay 003

You WILL see these yellow flowers again!

You will also remember that all these photos, pretty much, are much larger on the zooomr page. Just click the photo to go there. They are mostly all geotagged, too, so you can see where they were taken

I saw a lady on some sort of lever-cycle. You "pedal" it standing up, pushing on levers. I don't think there is a seat. It looks very unusual. Why didn't I take a pic?

From the end of Lagoon Drive, where many homeless folks are encamped, you can see a variety of ships at the shipyard to the south,

2010April125 Down to the Bay 004

and a bunch of junk looking towards Gunpowder Point to the north.

2010April125 Down to the Bay 005

Now, the reason I was out there on Lagoon Drive was, I was trying to find a folk art project that I had seen on television some years ago. It might have been on California's Gold, it might have been on About San Diego, or maybe something else. All I found was a bunch of homeless folks, though. And yellow flowers.

A bit farther north I saw a ship in the distance. It's one of those automobile carriers of the Eukor line. Built by Hyundai, interestingly enough.

2010April125 Down to the Bay 006

And here we are along the bike path near Plaza Bonita shopping mall.

2010April125 Down to the Bay 007

Riding along Bonita Road I saw a teenager wearing a fox mask, fully-furred, riding a bicycle. He made growling noises at me. I gave him a thumb's up! Another picture opportunity missed, though.

And eventually I made it home!

Style Man implies tying one jacket around one's waist is déclassé. So be it.

2010April125 Down to the Bay008

No comments:

Search the blog...

Squeakycyclist's shared items

Geocaching

Profile for squeakycyclist

Blog Archive

About Me

Obligatory Counter

Labels

"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)