Monday, August 4, 2014

A couple of recent bike rides.

Friday morning, I awoke long before my alarm clock went off. Rather than lay there fuming, I put some clothes on and hit the Galloway Greenway. This put a much better mood in my morning and a firm smile on my face. Love the fog.

I woke up well before my alarm went off this morning, rather than lay there annoyed, I went for a quick bike ride.

I woke up well before my alarm went off this morning, rather than lay there annoyed, I went for a quick bike ride.

I woke up well before my alarm went off this morning, rather than lay there annoyed, I went for a quick bike ride.

Sunday, up about 4:45am and got my gear ready and my butt in gear. 6am, I met John S. at Willard High School for a repeat ride of the 30-mile Willard, Walnut Grove and Ash Grove triangle loop. It was a beautiful morning, starting off almost chilly and warming to a light sweat by the time we rolled back into Willard, Missouri. We maybe saw a handful of cars the whole ride. It was great.

We did see a box turtle, about a dozen deer, a fox, two pileated woodpeckers, a raccoon, tons of rabbits and squirrels, a blue heron, a few largish hawks, some redwing blackbirds, scissor tailed flycatchers and a lot of other songbirds I couldn't identify. We were also greeted by the braying of donkeys and the crowing of roosters as the sun topped the hillside.

30 mile Willard, Walnut Grove and Ash Grove loop.

30 mile Willard, Walnut Grove and Ash Grove loop.

30 mile Willard, Walnut Grove and Ash Grove loop.

30 mile Willard, Walnut Grove and Ash Grove loop.

30 mile Willard, Walnut Grove and Ash Grove loop.

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