Sunday, March 7, 2010
Snow was melting.
Temperature 52 degrees.
Time for the end of winter bike ride.
The trees were poinky - that's what TJ called them when he was little. The Big Blue river was rushing with the snow melt. I saw flocks of red-winged blackbirds on poinky trees.
And a chipmunk (well, he was home filling his chubby cheeks with peanuts from the bird feeder).
We still had snow hidden under some tree shadows.
I got to bike by our prairie. The grasses were all brown. I wonder if we should burn it this year?
It was a good bike ride until mile 29 when it started to rain.
A cardinal rule of biking - when it starts raining, DO NOT STOP!
If you stop, you chill, your muscles turn to stone, it is miserable. So once it started raining I charged on though without a break. You keep going and going until...
Ahhh. Home! Strip off the biking clothes. Hot shower. Warm pjs and a kitty.
Best feeling in the world.