I biked Monday night after supper. How wonderful was that! The temperature was perfect. There was that peaceful end of the day feeling. Traffic was very light. I did my 15 mile loop that I love. There were two small problems. It was buggy, not the buggy getting bit type of buggy but the buggy, keep your mouth closed if you are biking buggy! Man those bugs out there were just dying to have me eat them. And I had not brought a water bottle (fail) to wash them down so I had to do some fast spitting out.
We looked at land across from this spot many years ago.
Even though I love biking here I am so grateful
we never bought it and found our land instead.
While beautiful this is too far from everything and
too isolated for me.
Second small problem: I have been reading more than one book recently about serial killers. Some of the places I am riding have stretches that feel a bit isolated. While on these parts my mind kicks into overdrive thinking about all the places a killer could be hiding. A lot of the route goes uphill so no quick get away for AJH.
At this point in my ride I have already been
down many hills and Woot Woot more
Wednesday I rode with my work friends again. We added one person so this week there were five. They are all gone next week so I am going to do this longer ride on my own. One person doesn't do dirt roads and two worry about the distance. So next week I am going to do a longer route that has a lot of dirt roads. It is flat though so won't add a lot of my endurance. I want to be able to do 50 by the end of the summer.
Many gorgeous views in many directions.....
None of us knew what these were.......but
they were rather funny and two were
very colorful and pretty.
Today we went on the same route as last week but added four miles so a total of 24. I love that I feel great and definitely could have done more. The temperature was great. We had a combination of sunny and cloudy which was good. It is just a gorgeous ride and if it was where I live I would do it every week. It is a great combination of ups and downs with some flats. The steepest hills are short with the long ones being more gradual.
A short stop after a steep but quick hill......
picture below from same spot.
We rode by this dairy both weeks but on our way back we noticed someone coming out with a purchase. I didn't know there was a store. They make the best chocolate milk in the world plus if I am asking everyone to vote for Emily (link below) to refuel with chocolate milk I ought to be drinking it too.
But once inside I saw that they had the drinkable yogurt they had on the farm tour last fall. That stuff is to die for so it was bye bye chocolate milk. Yum.
We ended up at the farmers market but I didn't get anything. I did go to the library to get some more books for summer reading though. This time........no serial killers! Happy Summer!
What are you doing this summer that is making your days just delightful?