Friday, April 17, 2015

Bike Ride

I am not ready to hang my bicycle up for the season just yet.
I took a fairly long bike ride yesterday.

I will miss my bike.  Not everyone agrees with me, but I consider Jericho, VT, a pretty unsafe area for bike riding.  And then there are also the hills!  No, my bike will continue to live in Florida.

I rode in the countryside all the way out to the Mabry Carleton, Jr. Reserve.


 The area above is sometimes a pond where all kinds of birds can be observed.  Not today though.  Today it looked like a river of grass.  (From The Everglades: River of Grass, by Marjory Stoneman Douglas, 1947)

It was a hot and humid day, the kind Florida can be famous for.  But it was cloudy and I rode fast enough to keep a breeze stirred up on myself.  I did not need this sign to warn me off.


I was not tempted to jump off this bridge.


Although I did take advantage of the park pool later in the day.

14 comments:

Gwen said...

awww, it's too bad you feel it's unsafe to bike in your non-FL neighborhood; you seem to really enjoy it. Lovely photos.

enjoy your weekend! (and thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words.)

Lowcarb team member said...

Haven't been on a bike for years, but, going back to my youth I can remember taking my cycling test, which is still taught to the young children today - an important thing to do. Keep everyone as safe as possible.

Have a good weekend

All the best Jan

Muffie said...

Sounds as if you had a great day. Hope you have plenty more before you have to leave.

Arkansas Patti said...

I know how great biking is in Florida, the land of level. You are smart to leave it there. It is not nearly as much fun when you are facing hills or in my case, the Ozarks. Mine sits on the porch in a trainer and is used as a stationary bike. I really miss those Florida trails. Enjoy it while you can.

Barb said...

So green! The last time I biked in FL, I was amazed at how flat it was, but then I got tired because there were no downhills to coast.

Linda Reeder said...

Good for you for having fun, and good exercise too!

Kc W said...

Enjoy the last of this year's bike ride while you can! You really do get some beautiful scenery!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I hurt my achilies two years ago, overdoing it on the bike. I should get out, though. Good post!

Barbara said...

Glad your knees are still working so that you are able to ride a bike. Biking is one of those outings you can enjoy by yourself or go with a group. I can't ride anymore but I remember the feeling of the wind in my hair and that feeling of freedom. Enjoy before it gets too hot.

Retired English Teacher said...

I'm with you. I would bike in Florida or some other place that is flat too. I haven't been on a bike since my college days. I am seriously thinking of taking it up. We do have a few flat places where I could ride.

gigihawaii said...

How lovely that you can still bike. That is something I cannot do.

Tabor said...

So, how many miles did you go? Alone? You are braver than I.

Country Girl said...

Sounds like an enjoyable ride. See any gators along the way?

Kay said...

I really admire how you keep wonderfully active.