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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Bike Ride

Yesterday was the first time I rode out to our lighthouse in a couple of years. It took me a little over an hour. Angelfish24 inspired me to take some pictures along the way. I love living near the bay. I never get tired of the view. However, taking pictures while riding my bike almost resulted in a few accidents.

This is the bike which holds my hefty frame.

This is river along the way to the lake.

This is the bay. Way out on the horizon in the middle is the lighthouse. It looks more like a little white blip in this picture.

Here I am riding through town.

This is the road through the woods to the lighthouse.

As I ride through these woods, I am getting pelted with these little swarming insects that are like mini mayflies. I can't remember what they are called, but they don't taste very good.

Now I am in the state park where the lighthouse is.

Here is the lighthouse.

I am near the lighthouse looking across the bay toward town. I think it's right where the sun is so I could not see the town very well.

Here is the view from the other side of the lighthouse. This is Lake Huron. In the summer, Lake Huron is nice cold. The bay is like warm bath water.

I didn't take any pictures on the way back, as I was cutting in close to get back in time for the kid's year end program and my second daughter's kindergarten graduation. They were cute, but sitting on a metal folding chair for over an hour after a bike ride was awful. My butt was soooooooo sore...and itchy. I was thankful when it was over.

Addendum: I got the bright idea to have a picnic at the lighthouse today. I would ride my bike there while the rest came in the mini-van. Riding out, I noticed that there did not seem to be too many bugs out. When I met everyone there, we found the bugs. They were just swarming us out by the lighthouse. There were a ton of no-see-ums as well. They kept getting all over the food. Yucko!

Mental Note: No picnics while bugs are swarming.

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Anonymous said...

I just stumbled across this and wanted to give you a huge congratulations--you've accomplished so much already and it's such an awesome example how committed you are to being healthy. Hats off to you :)

Spidey said...

Cool bike story! I have met those little floating gnats on the road, and boy are they annoying! Great to read your inspiring efforts!

"The Captain" said...

great photos!!1

Christine said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - much appreciated. Some great pictures on your little road trip there! I give you a pat on the back for the bike ride though - my butt hurts just thinking about it. Take care and keep up the great work!

CactusFreek said...

I can't get over how green the grass is! Australia is in the middle of the worst drout ever, so i guess very green grass WOULD look good to me at the moment! lol
That's a nice ride. No hills and awesome scenery! We live 3 hours from the shoreline and i REALLY miss it!
We don't have any scenic riding places were i live, so i'm jealous now :o/