Adventures on a Folding Bike
I recently returned from a business trip down to Oceanside, CA. The best part was being able to see my older children and their families down in San Diego County. The second best thing is the topic for this blog.
I brought down “Olivia”, my olive green colored folding bike, with me. I was able to ride her to and from the training sessions from my hotel room. The weather was interesting because a tropical storm had come up from the south bringing rain and cooler temperatures.
I also had an opportunity to ride on the San Luis Rey River Trail. I was able to talk with other cyclists about how convenient it is to have a folding bike to take it with me most places that I go.
The trail followed along the banks of the San Luis Rey River and was built on top of a levee. It reminded me of the Mississippi River trail down in New Orleans.
It was a great time out cycling the whole week I was there. Since I rode every day to and from training, I was able to get out of my car and enjoy commuting back and forth. Also, during lunch breaks, I was able to cycle to and from local eateries. What a great experience.
When I originally rode this trail I was only able to go a couple of miles due to time constraints and needing to see additional family members. I was able to return and rode the entire length and back for a total of about 8 miles. It was great to enjoy the day on my bike and see the entire trail. The trail ends just past the I-5 freeway bridges in Oceanside.