Kimberly has been wanting to get in better shape, and so that's led us to do a bit of extra biking lately. Nothing spectacular, but fun nonetheless.
On Tuesday night, after work, we biked up the Ohlone Greenway to El Cerrito Plaza.
While there I got some badly needed new shoes. I have a lot of troubles walking through the soles of my shoes, and so this time I got some higher-quality Timberland shoes. I hope they do better than my last two six-month pairs of shoes. (If not it's time to get boots or something with a superthick sole, which will be less comfortable.)
Afterward we had a very delicious dinner at Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill. It reminded me of the lighter & healthier Mexican fare that we used to get at Baja Fresh before we lost all of ours in the East Bay. Well, healthy until they asked if I wanted bacon on my tacos; I declined.
We also noted on our ride how absolutely terrible the Greenway has gotten due to construction all throughout El Cerrito (Albany?). I mean, it had been bad the last few times I took it, but now there are detours taking you totally off of the path. And the signage was horrible. Once a detour sign pointed us straight at a chain link fence and another time at a wall. Pfah.
At least when it's done it should all be newly paved and it should be much wider, allowing for a separate lane for pedestrians (who have traditionally refused to use the separate trail set aside for them because it's a whole 5 feet away). So it should be a big improvement after a year+ of annoyance.
Today Kimberly and I rode a bit of the Ohlone Greenway, but mostly the Bay Trail out to Point Isabel & back.
We saw dogs there, as usual. One totally, totally weird dog leapt up atop a fence, balanced there, and then pooped off the side. Who teaches his dog to do that!? Kimberly & I were talking about the fence-jumping-and-pooping dog and some ladies nearby said that, yeah, he'd jumped up on their table once and scattered their lunch, then did it again. (Apparently they were just lucky that he didn't have any other ... business ... to do at the time.)
Anywho, we saw lots more dogs playing and barking and getting washed. As usual there was one Pit Bull mix that tried to leap up on the bench with us and give us loves. There were no Cocker Spaniels about, to try and kill us.
Overall, a nice day. Could have been a bit warmer though. The Bay Trail, thankfully, was not messed up.
Oh. and I wanted to write that my bike odometer has again reset itself. This time it was totally spontaneous, while I was gaming at Endgame on Saturday. It had 130 miles recorded when that happened, though that was probably an undercount as I've never got the thing reset right for my tires since it reset last time. So that's 4,097 + 130 = 4,227 now unrecorded.
We'll see if that old odometer holds out until I hit 5,000 miles total, at which point I plan to get a whole new one.