I had been pondering what ride I would do on this day -- my first day home from Portland and no rain ;'-). Then I got an email from Cindy that she and Kathy were inviting me to join them on a ride from her house. Yes! I said.
Three Lakes minus one!
Cindy's house is very near Silver Lake. We didn't ride by it this time, but have done so many times before. Cindy is scouting this ride to lead as a club ride sometime later, so we didn't bike to Silver Lake, the ride start for her future ride. We wandered on trails and surface roads to Lake Ballinger and then on to Martha Lake.
|Cindy, our leader ;'-)|
|Kathy enjoying the route|
|A construction site offered some pleasantly ;'-)|
The entire route was quiet and light in traffic -- mostly. We enjoyed a snack on the dock at Lake Ballinger.
|There is either something interesting at their shoes, or they are continuing their pennies search!|
Retracing a part of our route, we opted to skip the trail for a bit and stayed on the road that took us UP over the bridge that crossed I-5.
|Interesting yard art along the way.|
|Kind of have to look closely to see the different ornaments hanging on this tree.|
Fishing season is open at Martha Lake but we couldn't quite get the idea of eating fish from this lake so close to a highway carrying lots of traffic. Not your clear, clean mountain lake.
|...and one more yard display of "art".|
Great ride today. Thank you Cindy and Kathy for inviting me along ;'-)