Driving and Biking in the Big City

9.25 miles; one bunny

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Trees cut down on greenbelt

I biked to the Country Club today because it was a work-from-home day and I could leave early. It was still very wet and puddle-filled, so it became as much of a snake hunt as it was a bike ride. I went through about a half dozen puddles that were deep enough to throw a water skier’s wake up my back — leaving me with a mud trail from shorts to t-shirt. After last year’s drought, the livable forest is getting pretty bald. Trees have been cut down along a lot of my familiar paths, making them not so familiar.

I had every intention of attending this workout class called “Flow.” It’s a class that I’ve attended in the past and that has caused me much ridicule from fellow attendees. It’s a combination of dance and yogi, neither of which I am very good at doing anymore. At some point, I’m requested to grab parts of my anatomy that I haven’t even been able to reach for 10 years. However, it makes me more flexible and stretchy, so I like it. And, with Daylight Savings Time, I thought I was in business for a 6:30 p.m. class and then a 30-minute bike ride back home. Little did I know that sunset was coming sooner than I expected and that my path would be so water filled that I couldn’t chance the extra nocturnal attention from snakes.

So, I’m still encouraged and plan to drive over a couple of days this week. The bike ride was perfect if a bit muddy. Didn’t get tired at all. That should be another goal. Get tired.


Written by commuterchroniclesdbh

March 13, 2012 at 1:43 am

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