I’ve been pretty grumpy the last few days. I made it through Thanksgiving, which was an OK day. Generally, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. No religious overtones; lots of good food and good company. You can probably tell from my post I was moody. I actually went out for a ride on Thanksgiving and one mile out discovered a hole (though small) in my new pair of cycling shorts. I turned around and went straight home and never got out again. Boy, imagine what would happen is it was a big hole!
Today K and I got out for a gravel ride. Just cruising, lots of stops, and took some pictures today. First, after about a mile we had to stop here for Shot Blocks.
It’s about 2 miles until we hit the dirt, and we finally got there. There were a fair amount of walkers and other bikers out; which I was not in the mood for. Luckily we were faster than all of them and were able to duck the walkers hitting a small segment of singletrack that paralleled the major trail.
We came upon a woman on the trail and as I approached, yelled nicely, “On your left.” I kept yelling as I got closer and closer and then realized (as I had to totally stop and unclip) she couldn’t hear me because she had headphones on. I really needed a ride with no other people around. We got further out in the wetlands and then the ducks cracked me up. They were having a grand ‘ol time playing in the water as the tide was coming in.
Anyways, I definitely felt better after my ride, and the Vaya is a joy. So comfortable and responsive. During the work week I get home just as it’s getting dark. Me and the dog went out last Wed. in the dark. We both enjoyed it; no people and no leash.