Monday, September 04, 2006

Coronado Bike Ride

On Saturday of this Labor Day Weekend, I went for a bike ride in Coronado with Chad and Fatima. We rode our bikes down through Little Italy to the docks to catch the San Diego Ferry across the harbor. We got a great view of the large aircraft carrier, the USS Midway, at the Navy Pier as we passed close by on the ferry.

The ferry docked in Coronado after crossing the San Diego Bay
This is my second bike ride in Coronado this year. There is a nice bike path that follows the San Diego Bay all the way to the south end along the Coronado's Silver Strand. It is a flat course, but it is a great place to practice riding in a paceline where we would take turns pulling off the front.

Chad leading the way down the Coronado bike path
It was a beautiful sunny day, but there was a pretty strong head wind on the ride back up the bike path. That just gave us more motivation to keep a tight paceline to help conserve our energy.

Noah at the viewpoint located at the south end of the San Diego Bay
After resting from our morning ride, we went to the Cadillac Diner in Hillcrest for a big meal to regain all the calories we had burned off.