CLC18 Ride 5: Well-Adjusted on Cal Ave

Monday, April 2, 2018   9 miles

Today’s support of the local economy was a visit to my chiropractor, whose office is in a business district of Palo Alto called California Avenue, or, Cal Ave. It’s a pretty easy, flat ride, and there’s lots of bike parking on the avenue. This chiropractor is new to me, and I needed a lot of work. When we were done I felt about two inches taller and a lot less twisted. To maintain the good feeling for as long as possible I walked up and down Cal Ave, stopping in a store and then a cafe. I then rode a different way back in order to make a loop. More secret passages, and special appearance by the Bol Park donkeys.

a construction site with orange pylons and yellow caution tape
First secret passage (well, shortcut) of the day: some construction going on
a bike path with a bridge over a creek, with high walls on either side because there are private houses
Next secret passage: between two neighborhoods over a creek. All clear.
Wisteria on a fence with some purple and white flowers growing down below
A bit o’ purple for the day, with lovely wisteria and some other purple flowers
an alley with a Do Not Enter sign
Ruh-roh. My bad. But I want to go over there…..
bicycle parking area on California Avenue with a recumbent tricycle and a conventional bike
Parking Pokey. The chiropractor’s office is across the street. She’ll have a lot more company by the time I return.
a chiropractor in his treatment room
Friendly and capable Dr. Eric.
A narrow alleyway that leads to a cafe behind some buildings
Another secret passage, but not bike-able
Plastic tables and chairs in a cafe. the tables have writing and graffiti all over them.
Backyard Brew is kinda quirky. You can write all over the tables, play a little chess.
a wall with drawings of people's dogs and their names
This is a dog-friendly space. None present at the moment.
The donkeys are all right in their paddock in Bol Park, which the bike path goes right by.
a bike path with a wall on one side and some trees on the other, with dappled shade and sunlight
Finding our way home via other secret passages, this one between Hewlett Packard and some other Silicon Valley powerhouse whose name I can’t remember at the moment.
satellite view of suburban Palo Alto with red line indicating bike route taken
CLC18 Ride 5: Getting Adjusted

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2 response to "CLC18 Ride 5: Well-Adjusted on Cal Ave"

    • By: Kathleen Jones Posted: April 5, 2018

      Tony,

      I’m sure you’re right.

      -Kathleen

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