The Last Native American Village in California

Photo credit: Derek Nelson

With a mild spring breeze providing a welcome tailwind, the typical cacophony of pedaling ceases, leaving a sense of stillness with only the hum of bicycle tires on pavement. My serenity evaporates with the steely glare of a coyote about 100 yards above me in the grass. No scrawny malnourished pup, he’s clearly strong and intense yet signaling no intentions. He lets me pass and soon my focus returns to the…