Friday Fun Post – 50mi Bike Ride & Beach Trip
So I missed out on getting the post out on Friday since I had some friends in town and we decided it was time to go to the beach. We headed out to Palm Beach State Park in Watsonville, CA. It was fun seeing my little guy kind of get into the water this time, though he mostly just wanted to roll around in the sand.
It was the first time my friends little girl had seen the ocean & gotten to touch it since they live in Utah.
This is the reason why he is now nicknamed, “The Sandman”
Normally at home there isn’t a pile of sand he jumps on like that. He normally finds me lying on the ground and does the same thing, landing on my chest. Sometimes he’ll catch me as I’m lying down near the couch, and he’ll leap off the couch and onto me.
On Saturday I decided I was going to do my first 50mi bike ride as training for my Yosemite ride next year. My route had about 40mi of flat/basically flat pavement and 10 mi of climbing. I rode from my house to Henry Coe County Park Headquarters, and then back home. I felt pretty good at the top of the climb, but the major headwind on the way home almost did me in. I did make it in 3:28, which I was very happy about.