Once I was cleared to ride again my first serious ride was my beloved Coyote Creek. And I got a great day for it, a break after the rainy period we’ve been through (no complaints, Mother Nature, I’m glad for the rain after all our recent drought years).
Coyote Creek trail is a beautiful “linear park” for pedestrians, bikes, and there are unpaved parallel trails for horseback riding. It goes almost 20 miles from Morgan Hill to where it ends up in San Jose. It gets pretty rural in the greenbelt between the two cities, then runs through urban areas in San Jose. But even there it is a nice oasis in the city.
It takes me about 10 minutes to get to the trail, so today I went for about an hour ride, with the middle 40 minutes out and back on the trail.
A Wild turkey ran accross the trail not far in front of me. Sometimes there are dozens of them.
“California Bluebonnets” (lupine), not as pretty as the Texas version maybe, but still nice.
Here are poppies, our state flower:
Sure is nice this time of year with everything green.
One of various lakes on the route next to the creek.
I’ll be back soon only I’ll go a lot farther next time!