Elaine and I have been making more of an effort to take bike rides on the weekends. This past weekend we decided to take the Cannondale tandem out again (that's twice this year so far) on the SART (Santa Ana River Trail). We were joined by good friend, Brenda Wendt, for a ride from Anaheim down to Newport Beach. The weather was perfect at 68 degrees and partly cloudy. We had a slight headwind as we pedaled westward toward Newport Beach, which slowed our average speed, but I think we still averaged around 12mph.
At Huntington Beach...
After taking a couple of pictures at Huntington Beach (the Santa Ana River is the dividing line between Newport Beach and Huntington Beach) we merged on to the SART northbound trail. Much to our delight we now had a tailwind pushing us home. Our average mph bumped up to 15 on the way back. We arrived back in Anaheim around 3:30pm....what a pleasant day!
Stamina SpaceMate Folding Stepper
INstride Electronic Stepper
At anyrate, this is an ongoing research project, but we are making progress and feeling more comfortable with being able to acquire portable equipment to continue our exercise program!
Looking to get out this weekend in the Newell. Can't believe it has been 5 weeks since we arrived home from our last trip. I'll be officiating some soccer matches down in the Temecula area each morning, so we'll head out for some wine tasting in the afternoons. We'll have rain for 5 straight days this week, but it is supposed to clear by Friday evening and be partly cloudy over the weekend with no rain forecast.