Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Boulder Bay From A Bicycle


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I took off at 7:40 this morning for a bicycle ride around the lake, about a 20 mile trip. It's such a beautiful day that I stopped several times to take pictures, talk with some fisherman, and just enjoy the natural beauty of this place we call home.
This photo of the Boulder Bay Islands was taken at 8:39 after stopping for a cup of coffee, a bottle of water, and quick pit-stop to air up the tires a little.
I've posted a few more pictures from the ride, in sequence, below this one...

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14 Comments:

Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

This was quite a beautiful bike ride. Great pictures.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Tabor said...

Ok, 20 miles and photo stops...how long did it take you?

2:40 PM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

What a great bike trip. Thanks for taking us along. Did you bring a little light tripod for your camera, for that self-portrait?

2:46 PM  
Blogger Sonia said...

Beautiful picture!

3:38 PM  
Anonymous pablo said...

This place you call home sure is lovely.

4:46 PM  
Blogger byHisgracealone said...

I always stand in awe of natural beauty such as this...

kind of you to share your ride....

Donna

7:47 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

aip-

it was a beautiful ride today...

tabor-

i left home at 7:40 A.M. and was home shortly before 10:00 A.M.

robin andrea-

there was a railing post where i could place the camera and set the timer.

sonia-

thanks

pablo-

'tis

bhga-

my pleasure...

9:26 PM  
Blogger clairesgarden said...

the lake looks great, do you ever go out on the water?
am impressed with your time for doing 20 miles, I would have taken all day!!

3:07 AM  
Blogger Endment said...

Echoing all the comments - beautiful bike ride and a lovely trip - thanks for letting us share

4:55 AM  
Blogger roger said...

now you've done it you rascal, made me really miss calif. at least the mountains. i just love walking around at altitude in the high sierra, and it is so far away now. our mountains up here in wa are still snow covered.

8:06 AM  
Blogger Norene said...

looks like so much fun. i'm very impressed with your stamina, but i already knew that from the time we went riding together and i couldn't keep up with you...

9:02 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

That looks like a wonderful bike route. I just rode my bike the other day for the first time in a few years. It needs a tune-up. So do I...

4:19 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

clairesgarden-

I've done that ride in just a little over an hour on my road bike, and can do it in about 1 1/2 hours on my mountain bike at a leisurely pace, but it usually takes me longer because I stop and dilly-dally here & there chatting & taking pictures.

We often kayak on the lake in summmer and Grout Bay is a favorite kayaking spot. There's a small marina that rents kayaks and canoes near there so sometimes I'll take a break during my ride, rent a kayak, and paddle around for an hour or so before finishing the ride.

Peggy and I don't own kayaks but once I rig up some way of towing them with our bicycles we plan to remedy that.

endment-

It's my pleasure to share such a nice morning.

dpr-

The mountains and some of the deserts are about all that's worth visiting in Southern California anymore.
Most other areas are just too overdeveloped and crowded. Big Bear Valley too is way overcrowded on weekends and during ski season, but then there's still the forest to escape to, or one's own garden.

norene-

I'm just acclimated here that's all. If you lived up here for awhile you would have no trouble with this ride.
6,750 feet elevation is high and it takes some conditioning to inrease your lung capacity enough for extended aerobic exercise here.
I'm sure I realized that when we attempted our ride, but we both really wanted to do that together and it was worth the try anyway.

We made about 8 miles that morning and I enjoyed riding with you, I wish we could do it more often.

deb-

It's a really nice ride when the traffic is light, so I try to do it early in the morning. The roads are narrow so it can be a bit scary when large trucks and wide boat trailers speed by within inches of you.

The best way to get tuned up is to climb on and pedal, before long you'll be in tune. ;~)

8:33 AM  
Blogger lenĂ© said...

What a beautiful place! I'm enjoying all of your pictures--especially you and the bike. :-)

9:14 PM  

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