Biking to Work in Folsom

Still in the Folsom area, I rode my bike to work again today. This time, I took pictures of the biking infrastructure. It’s quite nice, almost reason enough to move back to the Sacramento area.

My Folsom commute is a little farther than my Hillsboro commute: 5.46 miles from garage door to bike rack, if my odometer is to be trusted.

Not Just Another Ride to Work

Another trip to Folsom, this time by car. Although the drive is long, there are some benefits — for example, being able to strap my bike to the back.

This morning, I rode my bike to work along Lake Natoma. I had to stop a moment to look at the oak trees across the field. Beautiful!

Good Morning, Folsom!

The sun greeted me this morning as I walked into FM7.

A couple of minutes earlier, the sun was skirting the edge of the clouds, casting pale blue rays into the sky. Unfortunately, instead of taking pictures, I was on my knees in the parking lot, peering under my rental car, searching for two renegade AA batteries that escaped when I dropped my camera.

After a rain-soaked night, it’s nice to see the sun. :-)

Commute by Bike in Folsom

I brought my bike along as we deliver Melissa to college so I could bike to work in Folsom. That’s a first for me.

I was able to ride along the American River bike trail part of the way, so I took some pictures. I made a mistake, took a wrong turn, and ended up going over the freeway, so I could see all the poor drivers trapped in their “cages.” So sad on such a beautiful day… :-(

Update. Of course, the commute goes both directions, but after work, I biked to brother Bob’s house and enjoyed his cool pool with the rest of the family (but not Bob, but that’s a story for another day). Ah, the perfect way to end a day. Grandma and Grandpa brought food over for a picnic supper. Nice!

I then biked along Lake Natoma back to the Logan family “bed and breakfast.”

Summary:

Actual Time Moving1:26:37 h:m:s
Distance20.14 miles
Average Speed14.0 miles per hour
Maximum Speed30.4 miles per hour

The View From 12C

I had a “quick” day trip to Folsom on the “nerd bird.” It’s a long day, but with close airports, short shuttle trips, and no TSA hassles, I get an 8-hour day on site.

Of course, I had my camera with me.

Update. From a comment I received on Facebook, it’s clear I should clarify. The nerd bird is only three seats across: one to the left of the aisle and two on the right. Thus, seat 12C is a window seat. I wasn’t all, “Excuse me! Excuse me! I need to take another picture.” :-D

Looks like I forgot to take my traditional “engine shot.” :-(