Posted by Carolyn | Posted in Napa Tour, Napa Vacation, afternoon winds, bike path, bike rentals in Napa, electric bikes, things to do in Napa, where to rent bikes in Napa | Posted on 26-04-2011
Are you thinking of biking in this lovely wine valley? Here is something that most people do not consider and that is…
It usually occurs quite often in the afternoons around 3-5pm more or less and it’s completely unpredictable. Today the winds were at 23mph. The trees start shaking and leaves tend to swirl around in the parking lots. The dust starts to swirl in the vineyards so don’t forget to bring your sunglasses for your bike ride. On the way home from work on Hwy 29 going South, my little Nissan Cube tends to sway. A few days ago, someone almost hit me as his car rolled into my lane.
Most of my bike riders tell me that our electric bikes “saves” them against the wind on their way back to the finish point. It also helps with climbing the hills of Napa! Woot! Woot!
Last weekend I saw a couple off the Silverado Trail with “regular” bikes. I could tell she was on vacation because her bicycle was a rental. Well guess what she was doing? She was WALKING her bike and I’m sure little did she know that she was about to go up a hill. I could tell she was exhausted too. Poor thing!
Some people may balk at electric bikes, but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! We’ve even had a hotel guest INSISTING another guest that they do not want to ride a regular bike on their vacation. She yapped, “If there are electric bikes around then TAKE THEM… NEVER do a long tour on regular bikes! I will NEVER do a bike tour on vacation ever again unless it was with an electric bike!”
(For the record, she was never a client of ours – she was talking about her bike tour in Washington. She claimed it almost ruined her vacation from exerting too much energy).
We weren’t listed as 9 New Reasons to Love Napa Valley for nothing ya know!