Monday, July 08, 2013

Going the Distance

It has been a long time since I rode my bike on a regular basis. Then at the start of July, I rode every day. I rode to and from work, around our neighborhood, to the grocery store down the street and far away in Dayton, NV.  By the end of the week I had logged 100 miles!!

Yesterday we rode our bikes from our house past the Sparks Marina to Victorian Square and ate breakfast at the new B Street Cafe.
On some parts of the streets, there was a divided pedestrian/bike path so it was nice (but still, we watched out for cross traffic like always.)
In Victorian Square there is this really neat amphitheater that, by the accumulation of pidgin droppings, appeared defunct but we had heard that it is still in use. I guess I will have to keep an eye out for events happening there.

Then we continued along the Truckee River path to downtown Reno and rode to our old neighborhood in south Reno and looped back towards home on McCarran Boulevard.
Though it seemed as if we rode around the two cities, we had only traveled 28 miles (which doesn't seem like much compared to the miles I rode when we lived in Vegas). Don't let me kid you, however, that was just enough miles for me considering that I haven't ridden much.

Just to give you a perspective of how far John will ride sometimes, and how small Reno-Sparks is...he will ride from home (1) to Lake Tahoe (2) or Carson City (3) or Kingsbury Grade (Highway 50), and on the celebration of Independence Day, he rode from home past Virginia City almost to Dayton (4) where I met him and then we rode around Dayton on our bikes.
Dayton is not what I had imagined. The town is larger and there are more large retail establishments than I had thought. There's also a really nice golf course in what seems like a newer community.
Golf Course in Dayton, NV (click for larger view)
On our way home we stopped in our state capitol to eat lunch at The Firkin & Fox, a traditional English-style pub located in the Historic St. Charles Hotel in downtown Carson City, Nevada.
The 4th of July marks our 12 year dating anniversary going on 13 years since we met!  Then we drove home and made Bobby Flays' recipe for potato salad and grilled hot dogs with all the fixings we love. Yes...the hot dog is buried under there LOL!!
"Bike" sticker on garage door opener reminds us not to drive into the garage with bikes on the roof.
And of course, it wouldn't be a 4th of July celebration without fireworks which we saw from our house.  I hope you also had a nice holiday and may the rest of the month go just as well!

Fireworks in the background and foreground and also at the Sparks Marina too.
Photos from the Picasa Albums:
2013-07-07_Bike Ride in Sparks to B Street Cafe
Independence Day

2 comments:

JoeinVegas said...

Back on the bike! Maybe some day you can keep up with him.

jeanjacques666 said...

Total d├ępaysement pour moi.
Un bonjour de Berne en Suisse.
Je vous souhaite une bonne fin de semaine.