Rain In the Santa Clara River Valley

Back into the rain again this morning.

I have been spending most of my time up in the Ventura River Valley the last few weeks as my coastal rides have been plagued with mud flows. This morning I decided to set my sites east and head back up into the Santa Clara river valley and start exploring some of the tributary canyons I have previously ridden past. The rain makes this a little more fun since there is water in the creeks and rivers. Today’s particular target was Wheeler Canyon.

The rain through the night and into the morning was pretty heavy and hopes were high for some water in the creeks, lighter traffic in nice too.

Not raging rapids, but better than dry creek beds.  The ride home was wet all the way with the clouds starting to break up as I worked through the foothills back into town.

I did not cover the amount of ground I had hoped for in the time window.  I would like to blame it on tires, rain or 45 deg weather, but my legs are lagging a bit after the Holiday.  I look forward to sharing some of the beauty and resources we have in this region.  There is a long history in the river valley, with the native peoples, agricultural  and ecological changes over time should give me plenty to learn about and share within the context of cycling exploration.

Get out and enjoy you home town, find something new to you this week.

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2 Responses to Rain In the Santa Clara River Valley

  1. SFF says:

    Very nice…you have such a nice place to ride. I hope you take full advantage! But, you can find nice places just about everywhere – sometimes you just have to look a little harder. Keep up the good work!

    • Rob says:

      One of my subversive goals with this blog is to get people out, weather be danmed, and enjoy their imediate surroundings. I have found that using the camera to actively capture the light has caused me to look at things differently, and “see” many things that I would have otherwise missed.

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