I've been planning my own microadventure for a while now; it will start with a ferry ride, followed by a bike ride to and across the Golden Gate bridge, followed by a forty mile bike ride through some beautiful landscape and pleasant small towns, ending with a ferry ride to an island where I would camp overnight.
Today I did part of it. Not enough to even qualify as a microadventure. More of a nano-adventure. I was only going to go to downtown Oakland; but in the back of my mind, there was the thought that it would be cool if I went a little further.
I checked the ferry schedule. The next ferry was coming in twelve minutes. I took it, and that was the start of my nano-adventure.
|Kona takes a ride.|
|The joy of bicycling in San Francisco.|
|The Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Field.|
The real fun began on the way back. I took a gravel path part of the way. It was less than half a mile, but was it fun? Oh, yeah.
|I'm happy to say that my bike rides better on gravel than on pavement. Maybe I need to inflate my tires a little more for everyday use. But I'm going to look for more gravel in the future.|
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