Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Exploring Anza Borrego

Geno, Mike and I join the Sac Wheelmen for four days of bike riding in Anza Borrego State Park. This is the club's annual Borrego Springs Zodiac, part of their series of multi-day bike rides away from Sacramento. It gives club members an opportunity to ride different regions under an organize club ride atmosphere. In all, I rode a total of about 180 miles in 4 days. The hardest climb was up Montezuma Valley Rd which was a 3,600 feet ascent over 11 miles. Geno, Mike and I concluded the riding with hikes to the Palm Canyon Oasis and the Slot Canyon before heading home. There's a lot to explore at Anza Borrego State Park so I plan to return with Kay in the future. Click on the link below to view all my pictures in PICASA.
From Borrego Springs Zodiac 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sights of San Diego 2010

With a wet start to the new year, Kay and I decide to head south to San Diego for some warmth and sunshine. After a quick stopover in Los Osos to visit Jay and Cathy, we spent 10 days in the coastal city doing day rides with the tandem and visiting local attractions like Balboa Park, the Maritime Museum, the Gas Lamp District, and Little Italy. Our rented one bedroom cottage on a quiet residential street a half block from the beach is located in the funky Ocean Beach area. Close by was Mission Bay and the popular Pacific Beach area. Our location gave us good access to all parts of the city as well as easy access to the bikeways. Click on the link below to view all my pictures in PICASA.
From San Diego 2010