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The Joys of Cycling


Saturday, September 15, 2012

This morning found me in the aforementioned neighboring county on my bicycle. As I rode I couldn't help but take in my joyful surroundings. Some of the things I would have missed if I had not gone:

1) a crow chasing a red-tailed hawk kamikaze style in the sky over my head

2) beautiful fall wildflowers growing along the road

3) multicolored morning glories taking over this year's spent corn fields

4) the lift-off and ascent of a huge turkey buzzard 10 feet away from me that I startled away from his breakfast of yummy roadkill

5) a praying (to safely get across the road!) mantis right in my path

6) absolutely gorgeous weather

7) a ladybug landing on my handlebar and hanging on for dear life

8) the crowing of roosters and cackling of hens

9) lovely, graceful horses in pastures along the route

10) (and my favorite) a sweet yellow (platinum blond, really) lab sneaking out of a cornfield closely followed by his little buddy, a snow-white goat right in front of me. I had to brake hard to keep from hitting the dog. Made me chuckle as I rode on.

AND bonus: the expenditure of 2290 calories~

A great ride!
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BILL60 9/16/2012 8:02AM

    Super ride. It's what biking is all about.

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MICHELELYNN777 9/16/2012 6:53AM

    emoticon Sounds like a great ride! What kind of bike do you have? I have been wanting to get a bike, but will probably wait until spring since the weather will be turning soon. Thanks for sharing!
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JANEMARIE77 9/15/2012 7:10PM

    awesome ride

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GOLFGMA 9/15/2012 5:37PM

    I am so jealous and I might as well start saving my money for the lunch I am gonna be buying you. LOL I saw golf balls flying, crows pecking, lots of dried leaves while searching for my ball on hole #13 (unlucky one) and the pine tree I hit on 15 had a boomerang attached, I think, since my third shot was almost in the same spot I hit the second one. Just a normal day on the golf course. It truly was a beautiful Carolina day and so happy that we were able to enjoy it. emoticon

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EMPTYNESTER60 9/15/2012 3:43PM

    Sounds like a wonderful ride. I always enjoy walking outside to enjoy nature & it sure sounds like you had a lot to enjoy emoticon

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CRYSTALLULLABY 9/15/2012 2:09PM

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