Monday, May 30, 2016
As thoughts turn to summertime goals, maybe an overnight per month?
As a jumble of accessory window-shopping Internet brain binges for a bike that will arrive this summer - a scary unseen, untested purchase, no less - has me in titters,
I still can't quite believe it's happening - first new bike in 30 years,
I'm ready to let go of two old much-loved bicycles...at least I think I can!
Still, I ride.
Leaving this Friday with a friend for a 4-day Canadian bicycle adventure, bed & breakfast accommodations - another first!
Oh baby, anticipating this ride.
And because this friend is also awaiting a new bike - a custom one - we've made tentative plans for an autumn shakedown tour.
That promises to be a fantastic ride!
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
|Adult owl protecting its babies.|
|The adult hangs out, diverting the crow from it's nest.|
|Two baby owls are nestled in a protected cavity.|
This morning, I stopped again, surprised by the big owl, standing sentinel in the nest's doorway as a baby owl was barely visible behind. I whipped out my camera, fiddled with the failing battery and eventually captured a good photo. By the time the afternoon rolled around, my husband met me near my office and we rode home together just so I could show him the owls. But don't you know, not even the babies were on display, which leaves me wondering if they've flown the coop?
Either way, I was privy to something special, and wholly unique in a city park. Bike commutes don't get much better than this.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
And so I found it quite amusing that I rode home today without my usual jacket - nippy morning temperatures had risen by afternoon into the balmy 60sF - which meant my top garments consisted of what I wore all day long inside the office: linen shirt, lightweight sweater, and green pearl-like necklace. As I cruised home, the green beads flopping against my chest, I mused about how much I'd turned into the "everyday cyclist". Sure, I still wear lycra tights, but in all other respects I'm embracing this brilliant way to get around on two wheels.
|Another everyday cyclist.|
|Everyday cyclist who dresses to keep cool.|