Wednesday, July 30, 2014
I started cycling last year. When I started, I rode a couple of miles in my neighborhood and never ventured out too far. I built up my endurance a little, but was still too concerned to leave the neighborhood. I had heard about cyclists being run over and to be honest... I did not want to be run over!
One day, I ventured out and rode 8 miles. A few weeks later, I rode 12 miles. A few weeks after that, I rode 20 miles. It's addictive, peaceful, enjoyable, and I even get a little exercise. My wife also rides and it has become something we can do together when the kids are in school.
My favorite route is pictured above. I typically see these cows at the halfway point of my 20 mile route. They stare at me... I stare at them. Being a guy that was raised in the city, cows are still interesting to me. On this route, I have seen goats, turtles, rabbits, snakes, a skunk, deer, eagles, ducks, geese, and few bugs. One thing I have not seen yet... a rude person.
I want to thank the people along this route. I typically wait until after 8:00 to ride to avoid people's rush to work, but I still encounter cars. The state law says to give a 3 foot distance when passing a bike and 99% of people do that and I thank you! For those that have seen me out and waved, thank you! You make the ride even better.
My dad had a heart attack when he was in his 40s. Thankfully, he lived. I do not want to have a heart attack in my 40s, so I have found something I enjoy to help keep my blood flowing well. Thanks for sharing the road.
Have a great night!