It wasn’t an extremely long or exciting ride. I cycled across town into the trendy little corner of Santa Rosa known as SOFA, the South A Street Art District. Galleries. Studios. Cafes. Restaurants. Revitalized residential neighborhood. And now we have a snazzy, refurbished motel catering to bicycling tourists. I tootled around a few blocks, through the nearby park, and up and down Art Alley itself. A few years ago this was a somewhat blighted area, but now around every corner there’s something to bring a smile.