Earlier this week, I toted my bike to Sacramento so I could ride to work in Folsom. Sacramento has great bike paths that I didn’t want to miss. My Folsom bike commute is about 5.5 miles each way, only an additional mile over my newer, longer commute route in Hillsboro. And I must admit, the scenery along Nimbus Dam and Lake Natoma is beautiful.
Apparently, Hillsboro got rain while we were away and it continues still. I resolved not to wimp out. After all, it was only a light sprinkle when I left home in the morning and who cares about getting soppy headed home?1And my rain gear is in my pannier.
While I rode, I thought how much I enjoy2I was going to list the few negatives, but I will save that for another post. I’m not in the mood. :-) riding in the mist.
The bike lanes are rinsed clean, dark, and pretty
My tires make a neat, swishy sound on the wet pavement
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.”