I wanted to get some pictures of new scenery so decided to head for the local hills on my e-bike. The fastest way to get up in the hills from where I live is Llagas Road which winds up fairly steeply. I continued on to Oak Glen Ave and also investigated some side roads off both Llagas and Oak Glen that I had not been on in a long time. This ended up being an enjoyable ride of just under 90 minutes.
I was also pleased I was able to stand up to pedal for longer periods. This had been a favorite activity of mine on upright bikes, but there is still some residual soreness from the injury I sustained several months back in my SI joint. I’ve been mostly riding seated with short standing stints interspersed for breaks from the saddle. But yesterday I was able to stand for several minutes at a time with no discomfort. I will work on improving this gradually with time.
Glen Ayre Road, off Llagas, Takes You Into a Rural area with some nice homes
Shade and Scenery on the Climb up Glen Ayre
Woodland Acres is a scenic development in the hills near Llagas. It has some really steep roads, though, a challenge even with electric assist.
One of the Steep Climbs
Chesbro Lake Drive, a private road off of Oak Glen, leads to some homes at the base of, and behind, Chesbro Reservoir. This is peaking through to a view of the Dam. I also inadvertently got a selfie in the mirror on the telephone pole.
Continuing on Oak Glen into Paradise Valley