Showing posts with label bicycle rides. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bicycle rides. Show all posts

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Enterprise Road

You're looking east on Enterprise Road, near the intersection with Southside Road. The mountain in the distance is Santa Ana Peak.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Diablo Range

I pedaled up Hillcrest Road on the bicycle this morning. Puff, puff. Seeing the Three Sisters and Santa Ana Mountain near the top of the road was worth the struggle. Every time.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

A Birthday Mocha

Getting a mocha java at Vertigo Coffee is worth pedaling over 13 miles on a beach cruiser. That was my birthday gift to me. The mocha java. And, a ride through San Juan Valley.

If you'd like to read about my ride, click here to go to The View from the Top of the Ladder.  See ya tomorrow.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Morning on Southside Road

A few mornings ago, I rode my bicycle on Southside Road. It pays to look up.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

A View from KT Road

It was a wonderful morning for a bicycle ride on Southside Road. Pedaled a bit down Thomas Road and came across a neat old wooden bridge near the intersection of Thomas and KT Roads.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Santa Ana Valley Road

Santa Ana Valley Road is a pleasant bicycle ride or drive, several miles east of Downtown Hollister. You can get there one of three ways.

The most direct route is to access it from the north by turning onto Santa Ana Valley Road from Fairview Road.

From the south, turn onto John Smith Road, and follow it all the way to the end. You have a choice of turning left or right onto Santa Ana Valley Road. Turn left and you pedal or drive through the valley floor.

The least direct route is from Tres Pinos. From Highway 25 (aka Airline Highway), turn onto Quien Sabe Road, across from Immaculate Conception Church. Simply follow the road, and at the end, turn left. Voila, you're on Santa Ana Valley Road.


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Above Riverside Road

The last of the fog breaks over the hills above Riverside Road. Yet another short country lane to ride bicycles. It's only a few miles west of Downtown Hollister.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Best Road

Best Road is a short country lane outside of Hollister that connects John Smith Road to Airline Highway, also known as Highway 25. It's a fun loop of a bicycle ride.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Southside Road Orchard Nymph

Tell me that walnut tree doesn't look like a nymph. She gave my bicycle and me a bit shade while I took a sip of water.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Hiking and Biking Nearby: Coyote Creek Trail

On New Year's Day, the Husband and I took a walk with friends at the southern end of Coyote Creek Trail in Morgan Hill, which is about 26 miles north of Hollister. It's a very scenic trail that anyone can enjoy, from babies in strollers to older folks like me who prefer to stroll. If you're walking, do keep your ears open for bicyclists coming up from behind. That all-of-a-sudden whistling you hear just may be an approaching bicyclist.

Coyote Creek Trail is over 18 miles long that runs through Santa Clara County. It has three sections that will eventually be connected. The longest segment is paved, and mostly flat, going from Morgan Hill to Tully Road.

For more information, check out these links:

Monday, December 29, 2014

Which Way to Go?

Either way would make for a wonderfully fun and scenic drive or bicycle ride along a country road southeast of Hollister. One way to get to this point is to turn left onto Quien Sabe Road from Highway 25, by the Immaculate Conception Church at the south end of Tres Pinos.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Up on Cienega Road

One of the advantages of pedaling a bike on our country roads is the ability to stop at the point where  you want to take a picture. Click, click, click. I took this photo on Cienega Road the other day.  Because of the drought, I was surprised and glad to see a bit of green and color on the hills.

I thought I'd go out of my comfort zone and "art" the photo up in Photoshop. That was a lot of fun to do.

Hooking up at Geometric Friday, hosted by LorikArt.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Pedaling Around Town

It's really nice to see the recent surge of people—young and old—pedaling bicycles from cruisers to ten speeds on the streets of Hollister. 

When I was growing up in Hollister 500 years ago, kids on bicycles were all over the place. At least on my street, they were. The first time I pedaled a bicycle on my own, I felt a wonderful sense of fun, freedom, and independence. I still do.

If you're thinking about purchasing bicycles or looking for group bike rides in the countryside, check out Off the Chain Bikes, an independent bicycle shop owned by a very helpful Brian Lucas.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Stop and Smell the Roses

It took a flat tire to get me to "stop and smell the roses" last week. Here's more of the scenery along Airline Highway, aka Highway 25, that I saw as I was walking my bicycle home. What other things have I missed on that stretch of highway between Enterprise Road and Tres Pinos School? How about palm trees? And, a yellow barn?

Monday, April 21, 2014

A Horse is a Horse

Two horses snacking on the grass behind the Highway 25 sound wall was a very cool sight yesterday morning when I was riding my bicycle. Of course, I had to pull over to take a photo.

Both horses turned to look at me. "Who's that?" they seemed to say. The white horse came over to greet me, probably thinking I had some kind of yummy snack. When it realized that I was just going to pet him, it went back to the grass.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Sunday

Peace and Joy to you, one and all, dear Take 25 to Hollister Readers!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Spring is Popping

This is somewhere along San Felipe Road. All of a sudden, the color just popped out at me as I was pedaling along on bicycle.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

I Like to Ride My Bicycle

Queen sang, "I want to ride my bicycle." And, that's how I feel most days. Hollister is a great place for pedaling around, whether it's up and down the back roads or through the neighborhoods.   Even going up the hills is fun, because eventually you get to coast down. Wheeeee!

If you're interested in finding some long bike trails in the county, check out this page at

Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Cut-out Fence

I love how these people over on Riverside Road think!



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