Jun 112011
 

Did you know that last year I rode my bike from Sacramento to Reno? It’s true! I did! And, as per usual with my other longish bike rides, in order to see a Huey Lewis and the News concert… In previous years I’d ridden 65 miles from Sausalito to their shows in Saratoga. But last year that ride did not appear to be possible. So instead I made other plans…

The following is an adaptation of what I’d posted on the Huey Lewis and the News fan board. Had my blog been working at the time I also would have liked to have posted about it here then. But better late than never? Especially since I’m starting to think about doing another ride this year…

It started with a throwaway comment:

Saratoga on a Wednesday??? How am I supposed to bike there then? Or am I expected to bike to Reno this year instead?

At the time I wrote it, I was just being silly. I had been fully expecting to bike to Saratoga again (after all, after having ridden to it three times I wasn’t sure I was even ALLOWED to drive to it…) and was truly disappointed to see that last year’s Saratoga stint was but a single date on a Wednesday. Somehow that immediately disqualified it for biking purposes. But, hey! The Reno concert was on a SATURDAY. Surely that would be better, right?

Ha ha, who are we kidding? On what planet is a three-day bike trip to Reno an improvement over a one-day trip to Saratoga? And yet…

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