Today began with the 15.? mile ride to church. Leaving the bldg, I turned the phone back on as I unchained the bike. There was a brief message: Picking you up. Ok, we would be headed up to Sugar Hollow straight from church, and have our farewell ride together. John and I had a wonderful day. Lunch was at Bodo’s Bagels, then we hit the road. John drove to Sugar Hollow, and we cycled leisurely, enjoying each other’s company with every pedal stroke. This is our last ride together before I leave. The Dutchies Knickers were in bloom and abundance. We stopped 5 or more times to shoot pictures of them, but all the close-ups were blurry. It’s sad, because I love wild and woodland flowers. Pictures of them that we shot are precious to me. All of the pictures of the two of us were shot using my new tripod, which is pictured here (folded, unfolded and inuse):
I was pleased with it’s performance, compactability, and light weight. It can be left on the camera, and the camera still fit into the handlebar bag side pocket and the pocket be zipped half-way (enough to keep the camera from bouncing out).
Here are John and I taking some breaks to listen to the river playing over the rocks:
The scenery was beautiful, and being there today, having been there many times in various seasons, assures me of my touring ethic. I appreciate home, and “tour” it thoroughly as well as touring and appreciating foreign sites. Too often have I seen folks travel afar to see the sites, and yet never head downtown, or across town, or to the next town over, to see the beauty in their own back yard. All the rest of the photos will just be in a gallery tonight. There is much to day, and only 46 hours to get it done!
Go make your own breeze, and remember: if you’re not having fun; you’re in the wrong gear!