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Bike Journey shocking revelation.


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Sunday, June 02, 2013

Today I went out with camera in tow going to take pictures of my bike journey. The first one I took while I was riding.


Well, not too long into my ride, I ran into one of my TOP meeting supporters. She has successfully lost 117 pounds ten years ago and is at her goal holding her own. She was also out toodling around on her bike. We rode for a while and she showed me where she lives and then the shocking revelation was...oh, I just wanted to cry when she told me. The photo I took on my last blog of the white specs that did not look like much...well I thought they were Swans and she told me they were FAKE Swans! Yes they are fake. I was so disappointed that my favorite animals on my bike ride, that were always there every time I went by, were FAKE! So, when I went by today I looked hard and confirmed they indeed were FAKE, so I decided I am not going to take a picture of the fake Swans! OMG what a revelation! I must have looked hilarious standing by the edge of the bike path yesterday photographing the FAKE SWANS. Really?! Oh well, I did find some real ducks a mother and her ducklings (Mallards) They are a bit hard to see, but they are real! This is just before the dog park (a place for people in apartments and such that can bring their dogs for exercise).


So coming up to my bridge with the artwork and the dreaded incline of a very small hill, I was ready this time. I shifted down to 12th gear before heading down the hill and under the bridge and YES, YES, YES...I made it up that darn little hill and switched it back to 19th gear. emoticon

This last picture was where I saw the geese yesterday, but they must have been hiding this time, but I liked the view of the Shoreview water tower and the scenery around.


I enjoyed my ride and arrived home to some wonderfully grilled racks of pork ribs. I asked my husband to leave off the bbq sauce. Just ribs and rib rub. It was a nice lunch upon my return with sweet potato and a nice salad.

Well, I must get going! Have a great day all!
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KA_JUN 6/28/2013 12:51PM

    Riding = adventure, even with the fake swans! emoticon

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JRRING 6/19/2013 10:29AM

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BLUENOSE63 6/8/2013 6:15PM

  Oh I am so sorry your swans weren't real....yet your success is real!

Congrats

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SCRAPBECCA 6/8/2013 9:00AM

    Beautiful serene photos

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ANDREWMOM 6/5/2013 2:47PM

    Nice!

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FIRECOM 6/4/2013 9:38AM

    Did you ever find out why the fake swans were there? No matter. Love your blogs and friendly chit chat approach.

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MANILUS 6/4/2013 9:37AM

    Sounds like a nice bike ride!

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CLAIREINPARIS 6/4/2013 7:28AM

    Thank you for sharing your bike ride with us, it was wonderful! (I cannot believe anybody would put fake swans on a lake, this is so funny!!!)

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HAKAPES 6/3/2013 10:52AM

    Wonderful pictures. Was a great time out! Thanks for sharing! Keep it up!

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SHAR4FIT 6/3/2013 10:31AM

  Inspiring blog! Thanks for posting. Great job on your weight loss and getting stronger and fitter!

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DETERMINEDLOSER 6/3/2013 12:29AM

    The scenery is beautiful. WTG on making it up the hill. Sounds like you had a great bicycle ride and a healthy lunch!

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GOOZLEBEAR 6/2/2013 7:32PM

    That is kinda funny about the fake swans!!!! Your pictures are beautiful and so glad you had a great bike ride!!!!!
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LINDAKAY228 6/2/2013 6:10PM

    Looks like it was a beautiful bike ride even if the swans were fake. Glad you made it down the hill safely! Congratulations on your progress!

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JACKIE542 6/2/2013 5:33PM

    My hubby and I have been fooled many times by fake swans and geese, they just make them look so lifelike, lo.
Glad you had a nice bike ride and you made it up the hill, I have arthritis in my knees so most times I get off my bike when I come to a hill and walk.
Glad I got my ride in early, wish I could ride where you do, so beautiful.
Hope you are having a nice Sunday. emoticon emoticon

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AUNTB63 6/2/2013 5:14PM

    Too bad about the fake swans, but the rest of the ride/pictures look beautiful. So nice to meet up with an inspiring person. Keeps us going on this journey doesn't it. Great job and making the hill. And how lucky you are to have a meal ready for you when you get home. Sounds like a really GREAT day. Have a wonderful week. emoticon

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