The Solimar Beach Colony then back Home

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Jun 062020
 

An espe­cial­ly beau­ti­ful morn­ing and won­der­ful to be out ear­ly, 5:15AM, to see the changes in the light over the next two hours and twen­ty five miles. Also inter­est­ing is the return to full site use along the Rin­con Park­way

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31 mile ride to Emma Wood to reach 209
miles for the month, my highest in a year

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miles for the month, my highest in a year
May 312020
 

I’ve been rid­ing ear­ly every oth­er morn­ing but find­ing after yes­ter­day’s ride that my mileage for the month was 177 miles I decid­ed to head out again this morn­ing to reach 200 miles for the month. Look­ing again I saw that if my total was 209 miles it would be my great­est in just over a year. So this morn­ing it was up and at ’em!

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Interesting predawn view
out to the oil platforms

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out to the oil platforms
May 292020
 
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An early and nice 20 mile ride into SB and back

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May 262020
 

My first ride into San­ta Bar­bara in months. I was wor­ried, Covid-19 wise, about the nar­row Sum­mer­land Hill bike­way but my ear­ly tim­ing avoid­ed all oth­er rid­ers, cool.

 

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Twenty one beautiful miles down
to the Rincon Parkway and back

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to the Rincon Parkway and back
May 242020
 

Covid-19 so much is very dif­fer­ent from the norm. No park­ing any­where, parks closed, and roads closed with bar­ri­ers to dis­cour­age access to the beach. I have nev­er seen the 114 space Rin­con Park­way emp­ty.

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My morning walk, almost to Little Dubai

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May 232020
 

Up ear­ly and down to the shore I dis­cov­er that the tide is way out so with some shal­low wad­ing I can get beyond Sand Point and head for Lit­tle Dubai, my term for the love­ly Mid­dle East­ern styled homes near Padero Beach. I chose to turn around 1/4 mile from Dubai to not over stress my mend­ing left Achilles ten­don.

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Ride to Summerland to poke around the new Rusty’s then back home just as the sun rose

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May 142020
 

I’ve been get­ting up very ear­ly so have been alter­nat­ing days between walk­ing over to and along the beach or going for a 40 minute bike ride. This morn­ing it was off to Sum­mer­land. Tried some­thing new this morn­ing. I put an earplug in my free­way side ear. It was very help­ful in cre­at­ing a more peace­ful ride.

 Posted by at 6:19 am