|Spring Time in California|
We started out around 9am by riding with our bikes to our chiropractor appointment in Fremont. As Andrea's little DR200SE is not really suited for highways, we took mostly some of the Express Ways and neighborhood roads there. This part of the trip took about one hour and was interesting that we saw a bit more of parts of the Bay we don't know so well.
It was a beautiful day, a bit chilly in the morning, but it went up to around 20 degrees Celsius. Sunny all the time.
From Fremont we found a nice road to San Ramon, mainly along Palomares Creek. A beautiful ride, not much traffic, and very relaxed. In San Ramon we had to stop for some coffee - so Starbucks was it. Continuing on through Livermore we decided to have lunch at The Junction, a small restaurant at the intersection of Mines Road and CA 130 - not very exciting, but enough to not be hungry anymore and to go on over Mount Hamilton towards home.
We weren't really late but as we took again no highways, it was around 5:30pm when we finally arrived at home again.
- 256km (159 miles)
- roughly 5 hours total riding time
- average of 51km per hour (moving, standstill not counted)
- 8 hours 30 minutes away from home
- Mileage on DR: 2.35L/100km
- Mileage on GS: 5.3L/100km (okay, it's double the weight ...)
Here's the map (click for large version):