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Beautiful Ride in the East Foothills


We had a great turnout of 17 people for our group ride yesterday, on a nice spring-like sunny day. We headed Southeast towards Gilroy then toured around in the east foothills. There was a significant headwind from the south that we fought against on the way down, but it didn’t bother me as much on my recumbent. I knew we’d be doing some climbing so tried to stay at the front on the flatter sections since I’m slower climbing. This worked out well and I managed to stay with the group. The last part of the ride was really fun since we had a tailwind. It worked out to be a three-hour, 37-mile ride for me, at an average heart rate of 116, right in the range I want for a good aerobic workout.

Visiting the pigs and goats at a little farm on Crews Road

View to the West From Crews Road. It’s usually a perfect summer’s day for us here when the fog is just creeping over the Santa Cruz Mountains

The gang heading up into the foothills off Roop Road

We went to visit Aladdin the camel. He seemed glad to see us but disappointed that no one remembered to bring carrots.

The View From Aladdin’s Driveway

Another nice view to the West from Bridal Path Road

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