Yesterday I rode home from work for the first time in months. I decided to break out the mountain bike and utilize as much dirt as I could. I wanted to be away from the cars, for one thing, and being on the trails is definitely more pleasant from an aesthetic standpoint.
After hitting a few short trails along the way, the first long one is the trail running on the south-east side of Lake Natoma. It isn't very technically demanding, but it's over five miles long, and the views are nice:
New York Creek trail. More shade!
Looking back down on Powerline after a steep climb:
Looking down on Folsom Lake:
I rolled into the driveway with a mileage total just short of 40 miles. My burning legs let me know it was a good ride. I think I'll do it again next Friday.