Monday, February 18, 2013
The forecast for tomorrow is rain/snow with the temp dropping substantially. Dan and Bob left this morning so I’m left to my own devices when it comes to keeping myself warm tomorrow. Dan built a fire before he left. I was able to get it going and keep it going. Right now, it is comfortable (except for my toes which are always cold). I’m hoping to have lots of coals in the morning when I get to try and start the fire on my own. (I failed at that in Girl Scouts…)
Anyway, back to the forecast. Because of it, I got out for a ride today. The temp at the house was 58 degrees when I left. I had big plans – ride to Buck Meadows, then to Groveland, then home – probably around 25 or 26 miles. Well, I got to the Ranger Station and stopped to eat my sandwich. While I was sitting there, the clouds came in and the cold wind started blowing. I cut the ride short! Got in 13 miles and some fun pics so it was worth it. I’ll have to figure out something to get myself moving tomorrow – maybe dance to the music on the radio (no one will be here to watch).
Tomorrow is also the day I finish working on the 2012 tax information for my tax preparer. There. It is written down. Now it WILL happen.
This was my first stop on today's ride. Time to pull up the leg warmers, get a drink of water, put on lip protection, take a couple pictures, change the battery in the camera, take another picture. Ok, go.
What? I've only gone two miles?
Stopped at the Ranger Station for lunch:
It is important to know where the possible 'rest stops' reside.
It looked strange to see the forest 'manicured.' I know they are thinning out the trees and stripping the lower branches to keep the forest healthy but it still looks weird.
Finally, I was playing with the timer on my camera. This is a camp nearby which provides a place for kids (and others) with handicaps to come and enjoy the outdoors.