I have several bikes. At least one lives at work. I work pretty much directly on the loop of one of my favorite recreational rides, the Paradise Loop, which can be easier if you take it mellow, hard if you are a mashing fellow, and awesome if you ride on yellow. Lately, I’ve had wrongBike(tm), arguably my favorite fixed-gear bike, if not my favorite bike PERIOD, living at work. This is because:
a) It is aesthetically pleasing, so I get to regard it every day
2) It’s fun to do rides I used to mash on a road bike, now on a fixie.
d) the bar position and general posture of the bike make it excellent for carrying Peet’s coffee.
I’ve been extremely lacking in ride days lately, due to the run-up to, and occurring of, young Zoe’s birth, and of course the bedlam thereafter. Now that I’m back at work, I’d have loved to have been riding in from SF already, but on a few hours sleep every night, my immune system, and energy stores, are as weak as a skinny bike lane. So I chose not to risk it until next week. But in the meantime, just like when I was home for those few weeks helping with the baby, I take every opportunity to ride around town, just as I always do. Coffee runs, mail runs, lunch runs, etc.
Today, I had a longer than usual wait to pick up my lunch salad (chicken watermelon salad from Toast, yes) so I took advantage of the warm weather and noodled around downtown Mill Valley, such as it is. This led me to desire to visit Old Mill Park, a redwood enclave on the edge of town. And so I did.
Naturally, bike pr0n ensued!