CLC18 Ride 8: Many Happy Returns

Sunday, April 15, 2018   6 miles

The wife had a book to return to the library. I needed a little ride. So off I trundled to downtown Mountain View. It was a bit breezy but a beautiful day otherwise. Nothing but blue sky, like so:

blue sky and only blue sky

The weather forecast was for rain to come in around 5. Here it was about 3 and not a cloud in the sky. So much for the forecast.

I got to the library first. While there I browsed the stacks and saw some really interesting books. I forgot to take a photo so here’s a recreation:

a drawing of books on a library bookshelf with made-up titles that are by people who participated in CLC18

I also forgot to take a photo of our proof of purchase (this is what got me started on making the drawings). We got lattes at a local cafe, the Dana Street Roasters. The wife also got a big honkin’ piece of apple pie.

a drawing in pen of two lattes in glass cups, a plate of half-eaten apple pie, a pair of cycling gloves, and and iPhone set in a cafe with other tables and chairs and a counter for ordering

As we walked back up Castro Street, the main drag, I happened to notice that there was a big change in the sky. A quick look at the radar showed some interesting stuff heading our way. I decided not to waste any more time before heading home. I wouldn’t want a drop of water to hit me or anything. At least it wasn’t snow.

dark clouds in the sky as a storm approaches the main street of Mountain View

aerial map with a red line showing a bicycling route to and from a library
CLC18 ride 8: to and from the library

tricycle tricycle tricycle I want to ride my tricycle tricycle tricycle I want to ride my tricycle I want to ride my trike I want to ride my tricycle I want to ride it where I like (And I like to ride my bicycle too)

8 response to "CLC18 Ride 8: Many Happy Returns"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: April 16, 2018

    Now that is a great Bike Literature section. Some of the best authors around. (My favorite is the thinnest book on the shelf: “Salem, SD Bike Routes.” Good one.)

    I also really like the picture of the color blue.

  2. By: Gary Lee Posted: April 17, 2018

    I like the your book shelf and the cafe. Great idea & excellent drawings. Thanks.

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: April 17, 2018

    And you can draw, too! I love your CLC photo and had a great laugh at all the book titles. After a long day at work, it was just what I needed. Thanks!

  4. By: Scooter Posted: April 17, 2018

    Wonderful, Kathleen! PDX has many great features, but you’ve obviously cornered the best bookshelf.

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