At last, the aliens (aka the common cold) that hijacked my body returned to the mothership without me. I decided to do a moderately challenging but short bike ride as I wasn't sure if the aliens would return for a surprise attack.
The route: Piedmont --> Calaveras --> Felter and down Sierra. I was rewarded by fine weather and an assortment of livestock.
A shot of the reservoir. The hills are still green and flowers remain in bloom.
Boy did I sweat but no sign of the aliens.
I managed to do 16 miles in 1 hr 20 min. and apparently at some point, 32 mph.
Getting out again, at last!