Morning Stats

Distance: 11.60 miles
Time: 00:48:00
Terrain: Road: Rolling
Bike: Fuji Sandblaster SX XC Mtn
Club: 2010 TerraTrike Car-Free Challenge
Weather Conditions: 9a – 56F, overcast, light mist. Chipmunk index was 3.

Morning Ride

Have you ever seen a baby chipmunk?  I did.  I was riding along, just about to hit the off-road part of my ride, when I saw something like a big bug run across the pavement, closely followed by a chipmunk.  As I got closer, I realized that it was a baby and mama chipmunk.  I nearly had a heart attack because of how cute the little guy was.

The only other notable part of my ride was almost biting it right into a huge puddle.  I was trying to avoid the puddle and I got too far off the track, got my handlebars yanked sharply to the left by some shrubbery, but my body momentum kept going straight and nearly launched me into the puddle.  Somehow I was able to pull it through and oversteer back to the right, which simply made me go through the middle of the mini-pond and get my feet soaked.  Not nearly as bad as falling in would have been.  I’m not against getting wet on a recreational ride, but this is my commute to work!  I can be dirty, but not to that degree.

Evening Stats

Distance: 11.60 miles
Time: 00:50:00
Terrain: Road: Rolling
Bike: Fuji Sandblaster SX XC Mtn
Club: 2010 TerraTrike Car-Free Challenge
Weather Conditions: 5p – 54F, on and off light showers. Chipmunk index of 3.

Evening Ride

My ride home went by quick, but felt exhausting.  The legs just didn’t want to work to their potential.  That’s OK sometimes.  I was trying but couldn’t fully appreciate all the beauty, as I had crap on my mind leftover from work.  Bogus!

Later in the evening, I went for a walk with my wife, which turned into a hike because we found a path into the woods which ended up dumping us at the top of Mountain Rd., no more than a quarter mile from my house!  There are some great mountain biking trails back there that I will definitely explore this weekend or next.

All’s well that ends well!

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