Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Early Morning Bike Ride

Not being able to run in the morning leaves me a little antsy.
I go for walks. I've been to the gym to do weights, to swim, or to pedal on the stationary bike. My knee feels much better, but not quite ready to try running again.
On Tuesday morning, my husband was awake at 6:30 a.m. (an unusual occurrence) and we went for a bike ride.
I convinced him we could drive down the main road to the bike path. Even at that hour of the morning, we took our life in our hands to ride down that main road. Once on the bike path though, we had it to ourselves.
Along one side of the trail, I could hear the cars whirring past on the highway, but surrounding me were trees and bushes and rivers.
I paused briefly to watch a white egret fishing in a low-head dam.

We rode to downtown Columbus. We might have continued on to the Audubon Center south of town if not for road construction which redirected us onto morning rush hour roads.
So we turned around and rode home in a different direction to avoid the busiest roads.
Two great blue herons walked peacefully in the confluence here, and a third one buzzed past and they all three took flight.

We rode for about 45 minutes, returning home in time for Earl to get ready for work.
A lovely way to start the morning.


Sim Carter said...

Oh I love that! There's something magical about a city view popping up out of nature, isn't there? It reminds me of that first glimpse of Shangri-la in Lost Horizons. The possibilities always seem exciting. I'm glad your knee is on the mend; take it easy.

Just Me said...

A lovely way to start the day indeed !

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Fantastic way to start your morning :-)

Unknown said...

I try to get Hannah to ride this with me often. Let me know if you want company sometime.


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