Finally, after too many days away from both my bicycle and my blog, a short and much-needed reprieve. The mercury reached the mid-50s yesterday, and I hit the bike paths for about three hours. It was wonderful. Forty-some miles later, I was both exhausted and refreshed. Isn’t it beautiful how a long bike ride can do that for you? I never sleep as deeply and as peacefully as I do on a night after taking a long ride, and I’m certain the reasons are not only physical.
I was pretty happy about the opportunity to stop and snap a shot of the fine creature you see pictured here. But only few miles farther down the path, I rode up on a group of five or six. Unfortunately, they startled more quickly and made for cover before I could get my camera out.
Today, the temperature is likely to head even higher, but there’s rain in the forecast. I’m thinking I’ll ride anyway. It will be a great opportunity to run some errands to test the rain pants I bought for daily commuting.