A couple of weekends ago, I hopped on my bicycle to do some adventuring. I pedaled all over town and got some pretty cools picks along the way!
My trusty Schwinn Varsity
The city just re-opened a section of bike path that runs along the beach front. It was under construction for years. The path is so smooth and new! It was a real treat to cruise along on it. There is now room for both pedestrians and bicycles which is a big improvement! There was an impromptu art installation beside the path too. Hundreds of beach rock sculptures! They look so cool popping up everywhere. I really like that ordinary people are compelled to do this. A little bit of art in an everyday setting is a nice sight.
Onward down the path is my favorite beach. It is where the Ventura River meets the ocean. Usually there are lots of marine birds splashing around in the water but today it seemed to be occupied in large part by this super green algae.
Another great thing about this bike path is that is takes you right past the Fair Grounds, and when I took these pics, it was one week before the fair starts! I sneaked in through a side gate and was able to bike all around the midway. What a treat!
I really love the art and colors used on these rides! I think I missed my calling as a carnival operator. I mean, have you seen my garage?
After the preview of the fair, I hit the bike path again towards the pier...
I guess by then the thought of all that delicious but not yet there, fair-food was getting to me. Fortunately there was a nearby solution to my cravings!
Oh yeah, In N' Out --A California Institution! I could not resist the wafting scent of grilled onions blowing in my direction and made a b-line to the fast food icon.
Here is what you get if you are a vegetarian: an "animal style" grilled cheese with french fries & a soda. Mmmmm-Mmmm Good! Let me just tell you that looking at this picture right now is making me hungry again. I could seriously eat this 8 days a week.
After the best dinner ever, I had an uphill ride back home, probably not a bad deal considering my caloric intake a few moments earlier! It was a beautiful ride and really makes me appreciate where I live and the life I lead. I can't wait to do it again. Till then, happy bike-trails to all!