Monday, June 3, 2013

Just Ride June - Day 3

Wow, what a great ride this morning.  It rained all night and into the morning, so I looked at the radar to see when my window of blue sky would occur.  It looked to be about 10, so from 6-10 I puttered around and did stuff I needed to do, and at 10 took off.

I had GREAT cloud cover, which made it truly enjoyable. I love blue sky and high puffy clouds, but they tend to make the bike a slightly less comfy place!

As I got ready to go on the path behind my house, I saw these little dudes. They were a charcoal gray -- very pretty in a gray-scale kind of palette.

I wanted to check out a trail I knew existed but hadn't made the cut for the County bike map. I headed over to Herndon and then exited and followed Sugarland Run.  NICE trail. I followed it for about 3 miles.  There are two creek crossings in this area that are called "wet" crossings, meaning that if it has been raining, you might get wet.  Um...did I mention it rained all night and into this morning?

I rode through the first one with no problem -- well, I got wet, but it was okay.  When I got to the second one the current seemed a lot stronger, and bike tires slip easily, so I dismounted and crossed on the stones.

Nothing like a little adventure, right?  I wanted to check out some new bike lanes and discovered that there are miles more bike lanes in that area than I had known about!  Woo-hoo!  New trails and ways to see the County.

By the time I worked my way back home, I had ridden 18 miles and realized that I wasn't wiped out. Thank you for the clouds, God!

And now, at almost 3pm, it's getting ready to storm again.  I read the radar well.


The Bug said...

Ooh I love an adventure like that!

Mike had mentioned set-backs on my blog. I'm a little concerned that I might not be able to bike very comfortably (I have a weird thing with my "fixed" hip where if I sit at 90 degrees or more (bent over) it hurts like crazy once I straighten up again. Biking might not create that problem because the leg is constantly moving from bent to straight(ish), but we'll just have to see. AND I need to find out from my doctor if this is pain to just power through or if I should pay more attention to it.

SouthLakesMom said...

Definitely see your doc...and if you do start, make sure you do stretching exercises afterwards.