Today I was assigned a three hour zone 2 ride. I headed to the Rio Hondo trail a little apprehensive to see how the raw eating would hold up to my first long ride.
I don't know why it is, but I nearly crash every single time I go though this darn gate. This is the gate at the beginning of the Rio Hondo/San Gabriel trail by the way.
There is a section on the trail where people fly model airplanes in a field next to it. I guess there were some close calls so the county put up this protective canopy for people on the trail.
Found these two relaxing by the trail.
I saw a blood red snake cross the path. Never saw a snake that color before. I might have to investigate what it could be.
The last time I rode the trail in this direction, I found a silver chain on the path. I hung it on the fence hoping that the person that lost it, might find it again. Still there after two weeks.
I also rode through this very creepy tunnel at the bottom of a very short but steep hill.
The picture doesn't capture the aura of foreboding it gave off. Had a strong sense that something had happened there and I'm not even psychic! Inside, the tunnel was pretty well lit though.
This part of the trail in this direction will continue to Long Beach or the ocean. Maybe I will ride there one day.
A long steady ride. If anything, I felt like it was work to get to my Zone 2 heart rate and maintain it. I kept wanting to be under. Seemed like every time I didn't focus I was under. Watch alert going off constantly. By the end, I wasn't tired as much as mentally "done" but I felt good.
Well that's it for now. Gotta get up early and help some friends swim. Until tomorrow my friends.