It’s been 17 days since I rode my bike, which may be something of a record since March 2010. I went out for a quick spin after work and reacquainted myself with the local routes. The weather was fantastic and the leaves are in full color. I paused for the above pic next to Lake Terrapin, which is an embarrassingly small body of water that probably should be called a pond. It’s still quite fetching and always good for a nice photograph.
In short order, the sun set. In the gathering gloom, I was able to sneak up on three deer as they grazed along the side of a multi-use path. Very nice.
Most of the soreness from the Army Ten Miler is gone, although my injured calf continues to voice its displeasure with my insistence that it cooperate with the other muscles. The ride was very therapeutic and helped loosen up my stiff muscles.
There’s never much to say about these short evening jaunts. I’m trying to enjoy what little sunlight is still available to me. Daylight savings time will shortly be at an end and I will be forced to do all my weeknight rides in the dark. Sigh.