Wednesday, June 3, 2009

On the Road Again

Restlessness prevails and I’m again on the road. With our bikes loaded, Geno, Dennis and I headed out on another short bike tour on May 29th. In total, our 6-day self-supported bike tour covered 252 miles with 12, 500 feet of elevation gain. We ended in San Francisco catching the ferry to Oakland followed by a train ride back to Sacramento. Plans are made but you can’t control the weather and spring 2009 has been unpredictable, too hot or cool. We started with temperatures in the high 90’s and ended with 4 days of foggy weather. “June gloom” as Geno described it referring to the beginning of fog season along the coast. However, the gloomy weather did nothing to lessen our spirits for its always adventurous fun to be out on the road touring by bike. Life on the road is simple; ride, eat and sleep. We certainly did our economic duty supporting the local eateries along the way.

We have done various iterations of this route in the past. This time, our overnight destinations were Lake Solano County Park, Calistoga Fairgrounds, Bodega Dunes SP, Olema Campgrounds, and the Marin Headland Youth Hostel. We encountered some new roads on the way to the Bodega Dunes SP. Use the link below to see all the pictures.
Link to Photo Album: May 2009 Bike Tour