Up in the Hills to the South and West

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I went on a bike tour to the south and West of Morgan hill, then up into the hills from the west.

Up in the Hills to the South and West 1
El Toro Up Close From the old neighborhood on the west side of Morgan Hill
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Ducks and Geese at Community Park. There is an unpaved path around this park that is a favorite of mine. Back when I was rehabbing from my heart valve surgery, walking around this was one of the first fun things I could do. It took me 20 minutes to go about half a mile. Going around it always reminds me how nice it is to be recovered.
Up in the Hills to the South and West 3
Open-space at Little Llagas creek drainage. A popular spot for walking and biking.
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Further up the same path, there’s an elementary school’s grounds to the right
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Heading up into the Hills southwest of town on Sycamore Drive
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Looking Northeast from Sycamore
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Paradise Valley from Oak Glen Avenue

On the way home I did some intervals. It felt great to “stretch my legs” on a nice day. The majority of this ride was standing up which feels like “running on air” if you’re in a high enough gear. I did 8×1 minute intervals, 8×30 sec sprints, and some “on-bike strength” (climbing uphill while standing in a high gear). My next challenge is to break 4 minutes for a mile standing on the bike, so these intervals are point at that.