I’ve been biking around Davis since I bought my new road bike. It’s a very nice experience. There are many nice country roads around here (see this great map of the area) and the weather is always friendly. I really like biking towards the mountains, because I can easily see my progress. I’m now able to reach the foothills of the north coast range and next time I should be able to get to Lake Berryessa.
I love the feeling of being able to go almost anywhere just by the sheer strength of my legs. I’ve even been thinking about commuting to San Francisco by bike. I could easily go to Vallejo and take the Ferry to San Francisco, but a more ambitious route would be to go through the north bay, of course, I would do that on a Sunday, spend the night in the city and return by train.