So I've been looking to the bike to get those lately. Mind you I've only had my bike for two and a half weeks or so now, and I was away for a week of that time. But I did manage to progress up to the 30 mile mark before I went away. Since getting back I've done a bunch of 17 mile rides to get my legs moving. But today I wanted to go for a long sustained effort. Something to give me the "long run" fix.
So I was up at 530AM and out the door and on the bike by 6AM. Today was a good test for me. I chose a route with some nice hills in it, but nothing over the top, predominantly flat, and with a mix of road and traffic conditions. So it was a good all round ride.
I rode through the downtown area and towards India Point Park where I had to ride around for a bit until I figured out where you can gain access to the walking/bike path that goes over the bridge that houses Rt. 195. I was surprised to see the bridge has this bike ramp thingy. So you can actually stay on your bike and ride up the switchbacks and down the narrow path on the top of the bridge and it spits you out across the river right at the entrance to the bike path! Very convenient! You can see the bike ramp and the highway below.