At 108 miles in the first week of this year, the odometer sits ever so slightly ahead of last year’s 103 at this time. If only I could not just maintain this rate in the coming weeks and months, but better yet exceed it, my 2013 cycling mileage will far surpass that of 2012. Then again, while a new year always seems to start strong, demands on my time– such as making a living of course– won’t always keep the miles rolling in. If only I were getting paid to ride, the numbers would be off the charts. In any case, it’s always good to have goals– and dreams– along with a nice view on a crisp and cloudy morning. Strava can keep track of the rest!
Tag Archives: Marin Headlands cycling
What a fantastic outdoor day, when it’s unusually hot in the Bay. From one picturesque viewpoint to another, this is a time to savor what feels like Southern California weather, never knowing of course how long it will stick around. When it falls on a Sunday, all the better! Summer is indeed upon us, and not just by calendar alone.
The pavement is smooth and the climbing unobstructed. With significant and impressive completions to the Marin Headlands road construction project, cycling through this beautiful area is now all the more satisfying.
As I wrote here almost a year ago, cyclists like myself often choose the Marin Headlands for a decent workout close to the city. And for all the “freshly paved roads” I then mentioned, now there are so many more. Most notably comes the immediate climb from the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge, which we see in the above artist’s illustration. With the new bicycle lane clearly marked and not a flaw in all that fresh asphalt, you’ll be at the top in no time! From there just keep going, even onto some of the further-inland pavement yet to be redone.
If it’s been a while since you’ve visited the Headlands by bicycle, it’s certainly time for a “revisit,” even while dodging a few camera-snapping tourists here and there.