An enjoyable ride…

Today was the yearly mammogram and I wasn’t sure I’d have time to squeeze in (no pun intended!) a ride. Luckily, I didn’t have to wait long for the doctor to come in to review the images. I dashed home and did a few chores, but within the hour I had Violette on my bike rack and was heading for The Parklands. I love this park (it is actually several parks that connect) and I’ve bicycled the entire bike path except for one short stretch, which I hope to do soon. Today, I was leaving from Turkey Run Park, going through the Strand, and turning around at Pope Lick Park. It was seven miles one-way.

We’ve had so much rain over the last week, but today was a beautiful day. I was amazed how flooded Floyd’s Fork was. Some sections were twice as wide as it usually is. I heard the part of the route I did today had been closed due to water over the bike path in places. They’s done a marvelous job cleaning up if that was true.

Old bridge with lots of new water flowing under it.

I kept looking for old and new things, but missed my best shot. A doe and her young one was startled by the rattle when I got my camera out of my bag and ran off before I got the picture. There were new leaves on old trees, of course. I’ll have to settle for the old bridge with all the new massive amount of water running under it.

I still struggle to get my pictures where I want them, so no telling where these will show up. I’m hoping one stays at the top so you aren’t just looking at words as you scroll down. We’ll see. The main thing is Violette and I had a wonderful bike ride.

There they go!
One new flower and a couple that are about to lose their petals.




For now, loaded touring isn’t possible due to my husband's health issues. I’m used to cycling by myself, but I can't go off and leave him. Cycle 365 has motivated me to not give up riding just because I don't have time to go as far or do awesome rides like I did in the past.

9 response to "An enjoyable ride…"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: June 25, 2019

    Looks like you had beautiful weather, glad you could get out and take advantage of it! Old or new camera?

    • By: Lah Posted: June 26, 2019

      Nope. Years old camera. Rarely take anything but the Canon G12 on the bike. That little camera does shoot in manual and produce RAW files. You can adjust the ISO, the F-stops, and the time, just like with my two DSLRs, but no glass changes are possible.

  2. By: Scooter Posted: June 26, 2019

    I sympathize about missing the doe and fawn. I was out biking yesterday and a family of scrub jays – both parents, and a still weak-flying fledgling were hopping around on the bike path. They scattered before I could even come to a stop.

    Regarding photos, did you know you can edit them and change their either their display size or alignment? Just click on the photo, and select the pencil icon.

    • By: Lah Posted: June 26, 2019

      Scooter, I’ve used the program so seldom that I’ve forgotten what I knew in the past. I’ll try to keep that in mind next time. In fact, maybe I’ll edit this last post for practice. Thanks so much.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 26, 2019

    Nice ride, glad you were able to fit it into the schedule.
    Seems like we almost have to ride with the camera ready to shoot not to miss some photos.
    There is a deer south of town Ive seen several times but when I stop to get the camera, off it goes
    The parks are a beautiful place for a relaxing ride.

    • By: Lah Posted: June 26, 2019

      The camera I usually use on the bike has a strap that I can hang around my neck, but I find it irritating unless I’m wearing something with a collar. I should try to come up with something that would soften the feel of the strap on my neck. That dear now recognizes you! 🙂

  4. By: NancyG Posted: June 27, 2019

    Seems you have some really nice parks around. Very nice photos as usual. I did have to chuckle at your reply to Suzanne with all the camera talk! It was like a foreign language to me. I did understand your reply to Rich about a strap ;’-).

    So nice to see that you are able to get out with Violet.

    • By: Lah Posted: June 29, 2019

      We have quite a few bike lanes in Louisville, but not so many bike paths. Feel lucky to live close to a few good places to hop on the 19-mile path through the Parklands. (It will eventually be part of the 100-mile path around the city…but I may not be alive when its finished!) This week, it’s Tuesday or not riding at all, so hoping the weatherman cooperates.

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