Thursday after school I rode with my colleague who is faster and keeps me moving right along. We left her house and rode to Vergennes to take a loop I have gone on a lot. The return home included the 6 big hills C complains about but to my eyes she flies up them. It's funny because we all have different ones we think are the worst. I have only been on this route twice and I am having a hard time deciding if hill # 5 or hill # 6 is the hardest. C and her husband each dread a different one and both are different from mine. But we made it up all of them on a glorious day. The picture below is one of two waterfalls we went by that I have never seen. You would never see them from a car.
Then there was today's ride which was almost perfect. The temperature was wonderful. My energy level was great. I voiced several times that I was in heaven. Well almost. I seriously with no exaggeration rode by 15 snakes, not all small, not all dead. I don't think I saw 5 snakes all last year. This is a road I ride a lot and I have never seen them before. After awhile I got the heebie jeebies. I had planned to extend the ride but turned without doing so. THEN I gave myself a talking to and told myself to use this day to the fullest, snakes be damned. I was really glad I did as one of the roads I went on had so many animals on it. It's Sheep Farm Road that I ran on just last week and I really like it. It's dirt so I don't go on it all the time but it was well worth it today.
I love goals - seen on SHEEP Farm Road.
And of course there are a lot of sheep.
A few cows are allowed too. There was even a llama although
I didn't get a picture.
A sign of things to come.
The last couple of days have reminded me of why I love fall (minus the snakes). I can't wait for more runs and rides in the next couple of months. Enjoy your weekend!