Herps and Tandem bicycles

Found this little guy while digging up and dividing yuccas in the succulent garden today.  I haven’t spent the time to figure out what he is yet, but he looked like a tiny snake, but with little feet that look like hands.  He wasn’t at all shy, and even waited on the shovel until I could go in the house to get my phone to snap the picture.

Herp

 

Vicki and I got out for a nice ride on the tandem earlier in the day.  It was a perfect day for a bike ride today, 70 degrees, light wind and blue skies!  Is this really December?  We headed east, just testing the waters to see how well we could handle a bit of climbing on the big bike.  We didn’t have any trouble at all with the rollers along West Lilac.