Two Weekend Rides – BionicOldGuy

Saturday I took a long, quick cruise northeast of Morgan Hill. I took the Coyote Creek trail to the first flooded section, which I diverted using the Monterey Highway. I rejoined the trail at Metcalf Road and went north to Silver Creek Road. I knew another section was flooded before Hellyer Park, so I took another detour from Silver Creek to Hellyer Ave to the park. I wanted to see if I could make it to the velodrome but found out there was still a third flood right at the velodrome parking lot. In two weekends we will have a day of HPV fun where human-powered vehicles of various types can use and race on the track. This confirmed that we will have to get there from the back entrance as there is no way the flood will go away in two weeks. I retraced my steps to return home, ending in a journey of just over three hours.

If anything the flood looks worse than a few weeks ago when I came

Sunday I went southeast on rural roads through San Martin and Gilroy. I rode for an hour at a steady aerobic pace and finished with intervals before my cooldown. I stopped at Harvey Bear County Park on the way back. It was a pleasant ride on a cool day. The sun finally came out towards the end and should stay with us for the rest of the month.

Harvey Bear Park

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