Morning Journey – First trace of inexperienced in our hills – BionicOldGuy

Because the rain is confined to 1 season, often from late fall to spring, in our area it is rather dry in the summertime. This case has worsened in recent times as a consequence of our drought. So I all the time sit up for seeing the hillsides inexperienced once more after the primary rains of the 12 months. I used to be glad to see this on my journey in the present day after the heavy rains we had every week in the past (with extra hopefully quickly on the way in which).

These hills are sometimes brown all summer time lengthy (or “golden” as described by California Tourism). They are going to quickly flip good and inexperienced after somewhat extra rain. This appears past the lights of our native stadium at Stay Oak Excessive College. Go Acorns!

Final Tuesday I did a gaggle journey with an extended stretch in opposition to a headwind. I preferred giving a number of the riders battling the wind the good thing about a draft behind me on my e-bike. The issue was that I used to be leaning on the handlebars for a very long time whereas using in entrance. Often I keep away from this by taking frequent standing breaks, which makes me extra upright, but it surely would not give me nearly as good a draft. So on yesterday’s solo journey I took the identical bike and experimented. Seems I’ve the flexibility to take a seat extra upright with my handlebar setup. Usually this isn’t really helpful as it’s much less aerodynamic (it’s known as the “sit and beg” place by riders who think about themselves “severe”). However that is not an issue on an e-bike, you’ll be able to merely overcome the elevated wind resistance by growing the extent of help. Tried this in the present day, often taking straight sitting breaks with no again ache. Downside solved!

I rode the silver bike in entrance, my Vado, in the present day. The configuration with the bar ends permits me to comfortably pedal upright for lengthy durations of time. However it additionally permits me to take a seat within the basic upright place of a Dutch cruiser, as proven within the picture under.

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