I hadn’t ridden my bike in almost a month. I had spent the last two weeks inside, only going outside for groceries and mail. Before I went out, I called 311 to make sure it was okay to ride my bike. And they told me as long as I stayed six feet away from people and wasn’t in a group of more than ten I could ride my bike. I always ride alone, so I was good to go.

I took off in the afternoon and the one obvious effect of the corona virus was less traffic. It makes such a difference with less cars on the road. I wanted to stay close to home, but I was getting bored with the same bike path so I rode down Burbank all the way to Platt. I took a left and then a right on Valley Circle and there was a bike path that I had never taken before. It was so scenic and with fewer cars I really enjoyed the ride. I drove all the way to West Hills, right on Ingomar, right on March, right on Platt and rode one big circle in the valley. I went quite far, but my butt didn’t hurt.

It felt good to be out in the fresh air.