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Lunchtime bike ride

Filed under: — stan @ 8:30 pm

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Today we gave Lida St. a rest. For the first time in a month, we went somewhere else.

We started out across campus and down San Pasqual St to Sierra Madre Blvd. Then we went south, almost to Huntington Drive to get on Monterey Road. Then we rode west across San Marino and South Pasadena.

Just after crossing the Gold Line tracks, we turned north on Arroyo and rode back into Pasadena. We went left on La Loma and up the hill there, then north on San Rafael to Colorado. Then we went left and then right on Patrician Way to go up the hill behind Eagle Rock. We had just ridden down the hill there on the Sunday ride a couple weeks ago, but I’d never been up that way before. It was nice. On the way up, I took a couple of pictures, and I gave the camera to Vikki to take a picture, since I’m almost never in the pictures from my bike rides.

At the top, we went down the winding road down to Linda Vista. When we got to Lida St, we paused to wave at the hill. Then we went down into the arroyo and past the Rose Bowl. We rode up the other side on Washington and back across Pasadena by way of Mountain and finally down Wilson and back to the office.

19 miles at lunch, 27 for the day.

2 Responses to “Lunchtime bike ride”

  1. Michelle Says:

    Okay, I have a question. Why are your arms buff? Do you lift weights too, or is that just your build? Sky has not been riding his bike lately, and I have my eye on it. There is a nice trail around here that I want to ride. I was thinking, inspired by your blog, that riding might be a fun way to take off some pounds. However, I want to tone my upper body too. Thus my question.

  2. stan Says:

    It’s mostly from riding up hills in ridiculous gears. I have to push hard on the pedals, which requires a lot of arm strength.

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