Friday, August 3, 2012

Biking for Bryan

My 2.5 month stay in suburbia before I head on to my new life in Spain risked feeling claustrophobic. After three years living in places where cars were unnecessary, I found myself in San Diego, where the lack of a car relegates people to the confines of their homes. Luckily, I dug my little sister's hybrid bike out of the garage and resolved to do some long bicycle rides around North San Diego.











I've also taken up some regular longer distance running, and in between the two I've managed to avoid cabin fever and see the beauty of my hometown. I've just returned from a 30 mile one-way bike ride to my grandparents' up int the Oceanside hills. It got a little steep at the end, for sure, but there's nothing like speeding up the California coastal highway as the sun sets in oranges and pinks at your side.



Double props to mapmyrun.com, which allows me to track where I've gone and see how long I've run or biked. They still have some bugs to work out but I like the interface a ton.