The Rain.......We woke up to a 50% chance of rain looming out there around 1 pm. The thing about rain here at SLT* is that it rarely seems to come to fruition, but because it does occasionally you must plan for the worst.....makes it a little hard to make plans...especially plans that involve being outdoors like biking, hiking, walking, etc. Nevertheless, we did make plans to take a bike ride late morning down to "The Commons" where Tahoe Blvd. runs along the lake for about a mile, or so....right at the intersection of Lakeview Ave. There is a nice park up near the road with grass, trees and shade where you can sit and just enjoy the view looking north towards Tahoe City.
(NO UPLOADED PICTURES TODAY.....THE INTERNET STINKS TODAY)
The Park.......We headed out on our single bikes around 11 am, and reached the "Downs" area by 11:20, found a nice picnic table to sit at and just sat there enjoying the view, which, due to the incredible slowness of the internet today, Thursday, I am unable to share with you. I don't know about you, but I don't have the patience to wait an hour for one picture to upload.
Around Noon we headed back westward about 1 block to "Sprouts" (4.5 stars on Yelp) for a light lunch....we split the Mexican Volcano salad, and each got a smoothie.....Blueberry for TLE, and Strawberry for moi.
And other things.......While we were gone our new bike rack arrived that I had ordered last week from a seller on eBay. It's made by a company called KUAT. My mountain biking friend, Paul, had recently gotten one, and loves how light weight it is.......about 27 lbs. My current Yakima bike rack weighs close to 60 pounds, and I have to have TLE's help to put it on the car, and take it off.....don't want another hernia, right? I wish I could upload a picture of it, but that is not possible today (remembered I had uploaded it to Facebook...so "copy & paste").
The new bike rack was pretty easy to assemble......the instructions had the bar codes you could scan with your phone which connected you to You Tube Videos showing you how to 1) assemble the bike rack , and 2) how to use it. I'm a visual guy, so this really came in handy. Of course, in this case, the written instructions were also very easy to read.
It continued to sprinkle and rain on and off the rest of the afternoon, so TLE did some wash, and we spent some time reading. The campground is staying pretty full right now, and it is hard to tell the weekend from the week days anymore, which is why the WiFi, and our mobile broadband stink right now.
Thursday calls for more possible thunder storms, with about a 50% chance of rain around 1 pm, so we'll try to get out and do some more riding before the moisture begins to fall again.
Thanks for stopping by!
* SLT = South Lake Tahoe
** TVC = Tahoe Valley Campground