While I’ve normally only ridden the Rail Trail as far as work–which is about 12 miles round-trip–today, I totally went for it, going the extra 4 miles to the end of the trail and then back. So, if the maths work like they’re supposed to, that means I just successfully completed a 20 mile bike ride, which is the first time ever I’ve ridden that far.
Feeling slightly badass. But ow. But still. 🙂 Woot!
Speaking of “ow”, I have to say that while I’m really enjoying my bike I’ve endured some bizarro injuries I never expected to have. Last week, a bug flew like it was targeting me, directly into my eyeball. Which, you know. Pain! Plus it’s just weird. And then today? I was absolutely walloped by a falling black walnut. They’re surprisingly dense, and it hit with some serious impact. Welt, bruise, the whole nine. I developed a whole new appreciation for that Wizard of Oz, apple-hurling scene. Those walnut thingies hurt!
I confess, I don’t mind having a reason to think of The Wizard of Oz. Only one of the greatest movies ever and I would love to have a flying monkey of my very own. Anyhow.
Occasionally, during my dazzling feats of athleticism, I stopped to take pictures. It’s extraordinarily beautiful around here so I submit that I had no choice; judge me if you must.
See you ’round the trail!