IronHubs and I went for a gorgeous long-ish ride/short run brick on the American River Bike Trail today. We saw:
14 – Large dogs, including a St. Bernard and several Australian Shepherds.
3 – Small to medium sized dogs, including a Pomeranian who was SOOOOOOO happy to be running with his mama!
0 – Dogs off leash, which is unusual but I was grateful for it.
1 – Unobservant cyclist who made a u-turn in front of us, rode back to his group of cycling buddies and then stopped directly in front of me on the path.
7 – Groups of runners and walkers traveling two or three abreast, forcing us into the oncoming lane to pass.
1 – Group of cyclists who fell into a single file line while we passed them.
5 or 6 – Groups of cyclists who didn’t bother to move out of the way at all while we passed them (can you tell this is a peeve of mine?)
0 – Number of cyclists who passed us.
2 – Pit stops (for IronHubs not me, thankyouverymuch).
1 – Honey Stinger chocolate gel eaten. Yum-O!
1 – 3-year old boy out riding with his mom and dad for miles (we saw him on the way up the hill and on the way back down). Cutest thing EVER.
1 – Large flock of wild turkeys who decided to cross the bike path right as we were riding past them – yikes! Turkeys have huge ungainly bodies and tiny little brains, which is not a good combination.
2 – Rather large rabbits, which I suppose are hares because they had very long ears. Or does that make them jackrabbits? I can never remember.
1 – Deer, eating the leaves on a tree, completely unconcerned with us.
800-1700 – Approximate feet climbed. Once again, our Garmins had a wild discrepancy, even though all the other data (speed, time and distance) was exactly the same.
32.84 – Miles traveled on wheels.
17.0 – Average mph – w00t!
1.18 – Miles traveled on foot after getting off my bike.
This photo certainly makes it seem like we had the whole bike trail to ourselves, doesn’t it?