I waited for the 32 degrees to warm up just a touch before doing a solo neighborhood ride. At mid-morning there it was — 36 degrees! First thing out my door there was a little visitor at our “rain gauge” puddle. We look out our front window at the puddle to see if it is (still) raining. It also provides a drink for some to wet their whistle.

My goal was to do all the right and left turns in our neighborhood to see how many miles I could get without leaving the area. By going down every dead end, cul de sacs and large business parking lots I was able to amass 21 miles that include some climbing as well! I was happy with that as I can shorten those miles when I have less time, or lengthen my ride by continuing into more “foreign” land ;’’-).

Shortly after greeting the crow, there is a sure sign of Spring springing.

Just coming out of their buds now, the cherry blossoms will soon be big, beautiful and prolific along some of my route. I will post some when that time is here.

It was cloudy all day until late afternoon, and stayed fairly cold. I have such good cold weather gear, that I am truly liking riding in the colder temps. Not freezing temps, and with no ice or snow, but cold feels good on my face — the only skin that has slight exposure ;’-0. But spring will be welcome.

Stay safe and well out there everyone.

4 response to "NOT A CHALLENGE RIDE"

    • By: NancyG Posted: March 15, 2020

      Oh yes Em, ice is never good!!!

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: March 15, 2020

    What a wonderful cherry tree! I am missing the cherry tree next to our balcony in Munich. Otherwise our weather is like yours – freezing at night and cold in the morning. But unlike you, we are then getting some sun – and I don’t have my bike yet.
    21 miles in the neighborhood – well done! I am thinking of doing a neighborhood ride some day, too. Just up and down all the residential streets that I never bother to ride on otherwise. I’m sure there are things to discover.

    • By: NancyG Posted: March 15, 2020

      Residential riding around my area is my go to for when I have no other plan to ride elsewhere. I will post a photo or two of things I find in my neighborhood by exploring roads and paths I would not have found without my bike rides around ;’-). Cannot post those at the moment as we are about to pack up for a local RV trip.

      Thanks for your reply, and I have great hopes that your upgraded bike will be even more fun than in past riding. ;’-)

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