I’ve been an avid participant in exercise programs for years and years and I do enjoy working up a good sweat now and again, but I also find walking on level ground is sometimes the path better chosen. A couple of week’s back I popped both hamstrings and only now am easing back into my normal exercise routine.
San Diego has hiking trails of all sorts of configurations: for the macho man or the sissy boy you will find it if you look around. TrailLink http://www.traillink.com/home, is one of the connections I use to find just the right trail for my needs on any given week.
Looking for a nice but level path well traveled I can’t tell you how nice the Bayshore Bikeway is for a trail traveler who just isn’t up for hills or rugged trails but rather who is looking for smooth, level spots to work the heart and enjoy the environment.
The Silver-Strand- Bikeway is a 17 mile trek from the old ferry landing in Coronado south to the end of the harbor and around to the 32nd Street finale in Chula Vista which is fully paved with smooth asphalt and which on hot days makes for a cool environment to pump up on.
With a bike you can do this circuit easily in one day. Coronado rents bikes on the cheap ($8.00 for 1 hour or 4 hours for $22.00) http://hollandsbicycles.com/ or you can break this loop up into 5 mile segments and do the entire length in 3 trips... or do just the first 5 and feel good about the enjoyment of spending a day on the island.
I do enjoy this loop with the end of the day spent at the Brigantine or at Miguel’s http://www.brigantine.com/brig_fam/index.html on the patio enjoying a good Mexican meal with a fine margarita (or two).
Here’s the deal, San Diego offers so much more than most cities especially when you take in the weather as a major factor when deciding how to spend your life. If you’re already in San Diego then go out and enjoy life. Take a hike. Eat a fine meal on a nice patio. Sit at the Embarcadero or walk through Seaport Village and enjoy life.
“With the current group of faux leaders driving our country into total ruin, I say get out and enjoy it now before it’s all gone.” So says my fellow San Diegan Phineas P Gage who also traveled the Bayside Trail out of Coronado.