Sunday, August 16, 2009
Remember back in early June when I got my bike tire fixed as my first reward on my new healthy living kick? I was going to go riding the next weekend... but it rained. Time moves on, I'm busy. I finally went on that planned ride... this morning!
Keep in mind that it rained yesterday morning, relatively hard. It rained this morning, too... and I slept in 'til six, and took the dog for a walk before breakfast. This bike ride started around 10:40 a.m. It was still only 70-something degrees, so I decided: go!
Those of you from the Spark Lincoln team already know we have some pretty terrific bike trails around here. Last year they opened one section up from the Holmes Lake dog run all the way down to Pine Lake Road (further than that really, but that's all the further I got this morning).
Well! The run off has had some definite impact, particularly in the underpasses, where the bike trails offer you the option to not buck motor vehicle traffic. They had "high water" signs warning you... but I walked up to them, took a look, then decided, what the hey... and rode through anyhow.
I got spattered, but you know what? It's been years, maybe decades since I played in the mud, and this was... FUN! Now I'm home again, and... does anybody have a good detergent to recommend for my T-shirt? It's like one of those old TV commercial kids playing in the dirt all day shirts... I'll snap a pic and upload it in a bit.
Bubbles, bubbles... hope you're letting yourself have fun today, too!