Monday, February 22, 2010
rough and tumble dirt ride
i've been so focused on road riding over the past two years that i hadn't been on a real dirt ride for ages. today i made up for that. i took floyd for a spin through the muddy, slushy, dirty, slippery country side. it was a blast!
i rode on back roads i've never been on before. i skidded on slick mud. i caked myself with wet sand. i watched geese take off from a pond. i rode just behind a red-tailed hawk that took off at my approach. he was less than 20 feet from me flying just 6 or 7 feet off the ground.
i laughed. i cried. it moved me. (ok...i didn't really cry.) not very many miles, but on a scale of fun to pain, this ride was a wheeeeeee! wish you all could've come with me. (16.12 miles @ 12.4mph)