Saturday, April 28, 2012

A new favorite route

You can't keep orthopedic patients off their bikes. 
I had a physical therapy appointment one morning this week.  IT band and knee issues. . . .
Given the number of world-class athletes who train in Flagstaff for the benefits of the high-altitude, it's no wonder that the Summit Medical Center has bike parking at the front of the building.  Uhmmm. . . I'm not among the world-class athletes by the way.  Still, I appreciate the accommodation.

Alas, lovely but far too short.
After my PT session, which included some much needed deep tissue massage, I decided to take a different route home and found a part of the multi-use path that I'd never seen or used before.  It's too short and stops prematurely without merging into the bike lane that sit above it on Turquoise Drive but I had to take a picture because it may be the loveliest part of the Flagstaff Urban Trail System.

Couldn't resist posting this portrait view as well, which really capture the height of the Ponderosa Pines.
Am I wrong to suggest that perhaps every stretch of the urban trail should look exactly like this?  I think not because aesthetics matter.


Then I headed over to Flag Bike Revolution to ponder the matter at their coffee bar.  Bikes and coffee.  Whoever came up with that combination is a god damn genius.

3 comments:

m e l i g r o s a said...

<3 coffee
hugs from sf -- xxomeli

Chafed said...

My ITB bothers me a lot. I think I got my problems from distance running. I'm trying the barefoot running thing now. How did you injure your ITB?

She Rides a Bike said...

Chafed: It could have been tweaked when I pulled myself up after an easy fall while skiing this December. I used to do a lot of distance running but I'm down to 10 -15 miles a week total. Ugh. Haven't been able to run in months so the knee issue is really bugging me.

Meli: It's good to hear from you. Thought of you as I posed the coffee pic actually. Hopefully, the next time I'm in SF we can have that cup.