I thought about Mim too-and wished I had remembered to bring a camera to share my sunrise. I guess I'll have to do it again (insert fake sigh).
I was delighted with the trail-it was in wonderful shape and there were no detours under troll bridges-I think I'd feel ok riding alone there. I just looked up the trail length at White Rock-it's 9.33; Hefner is 9.1. Is that the standard lake size in the south?
There is a smaller lake 5 miles away and they are working on a trail connecting them-two lakes in one ride-how cool is that? Our river trail is nice, but not a place to go after dark or alone, which is sad, because it's the newest and best trail and no one really uses it.
I was really pleased that my stationary biking (it rained a lot this week) got my legs amped up enough to do the 9 mile ride today. My stationary bike is a recumbent (for watching tv while pedaling) and I just assumed it wasn't doing anything much at all except burning calories. I have new respect for the stationary bike and for my own legs. Honestly, I haven't ridden since last fall, and while 9 miles is not a huge ride, it's a pretty big first ride.
Michele-do you remember when we started riding? I think our first ride was maybe 2 miles and we could barely make it back. Do you ride still? I saw lots of people with kids on the back-I think I like the seats better than the trailers though-they look more secure.
The best thing about riding is that it takes place when I'm normally sleeping-so I 'm up, burnt some calories, and still have the normal portion of my day-how efficient is that?
I'm going to be riding a bit between now and vacation-the trail at Provincetown is noted to be "moderately difficult" and that's probably by hill country standards. Time to dust off the cobwebs!