CLC Ride #6 Urban Hazards and GPS Orienteering

Our  ride on Monday was a mix of urban traffic, GPS snafus for BJ, concerns for the Goddess and the threat of impending rain. However, even with all that  we managed to smile, laugh and roll our way through Monterey.

We waited for the Goddess and BJ to start “shop class”. But decided to go ahead……Jack is building Janet a work bench for a new photography project.
Soon they arrived and we were off. This is downtown Seaside.
Next up Roberts Park and public art.
While waithing at the stop light we spied two touring cyclists….Jack was jealous of the surf board. They were on Truckers BTW. We saw three more on the way home. Guess touring season has started.
The view to the right of the Field Office. We select our offices based on view.
Janet getting official approval of her challenge purchase. An abalone shell from the abalone farm. We didn’t even wake the guy from his nap.
The Goddess searching for a State Park Pass…no luck.
Checking out sculpture before lunch.
Also fine automobiles and paintings.
Energized we head up the hill to the Lower Presidio….is that a oxymoron?
This mother otter brought her pup to us!! Showed us then set it off her tummy made it roll around then put her back on. Was quite a display. They carry their young around for 8-9 months. Very dedicated mothers.
We started feeling rain drops and said our goodbyes….until next time dear Goddess. We received a military salute as we passed…..well at least in my mind. Made it home just a minute before rain.
Viewed at our last “Field Office” visit.

Janet here of Jack and Janet in Seaside, CA. We just love to ride our bikes and share and read stories from other such afflicted souls.

13 response to "CLC Ride #6 Urban Hazards and GPS Orienteering"

  1. By: Bill Stone Posted: April 17, 2019

    What a gang! Looks like a fine time was had by all. But I’m mystified by the fully loaded touring riders with a surfboard. Did you find out how far they were going with that thing? I guess some cyclists don’t mind a little extra weight.

    • By: Seasidejanet Posted: April 17, 2019

      Unfortunately we didn’t have a chance to talk with them….and they were going North?

  2. By: gregblood Posted: April 17, 2019

    Perfection: I’ve been striving for it for 30 or 40 years, but I’ve finally come to realize that Dali was right.

    It looks like the guy with the surfboard mounted on his bike is taking a picture of you too. He’s probably thinking how weird it is that not a single one of your group has a surfboard.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: April 17, 2019

    Great ride with great friends — enjoyed the photos!
    When I saw the photo of the Vanagon, I thought maybe Jeff A. and Kristen were there too 😉

    “Dosen’t pay to be perfect, ’cause then you will never be able to improve” A Nony Moose

    • By: Seasidejanet Posted: April 20, 2019

      I noticed after how out of focus the photo was….certainly not perfect. But two homeless guys had just ran right in front of me to go in there and the made me a little nervous 😂😂

  4. By: Seasidejanet Posted: April 17, 2019

    I don’t think Jeff and Kristen are touring much these days! Young ones will do that to your travel life for a bit.

  5. By: The Navigator Posted: April 18, 2019

    So very nice to ride with friends and catch up now and again. Nice too when you make it home just before the rain! Sometimes I miss the dynamism of weather in the US – we don’t get a lot of dramatic turns and nothing at all like the thunderstorms of the midwest.

  6. By: NancyG Posted: April 18, 2019

    I love it when mama otter brings her baby near to show you. According to Rich’s reply — I have LOTS of room for improvement!
    Great ride, great photos Janet — and a nice CLC purchase of the abalone shell.

  7. By: Kathleen Jones Posted: April 19, 2019

    Now wasn’t that fun? Always a great time with you two.

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