Old and New

Jim was at the day center and I decided, for a change, that it would be a “Laura” day. After dropping him off, I drove to Mt. Washington, KY (something like 7 miles from home) and had breakfast on the house. Last time we were in there, it took 45 minutes to get our food. The manager was walking around handing out cards for a free meal. I then spent over two hours playing with my new camera (not the one I usually use when biking) at The Parklands, which is between home and where I ate. Back home, I quickly changed clothes and took off on Violette, to do a ride I planned over a month ago. I traveled on new and old-to-me roads in a very rural area with hills, but they weren’t killers. Back home the new computer on the old bike said I’d done over 10 miles. Not much, but this is my first real ride this summer.

The mare and the colt were going to be my “new and old” picture, but after I rode on, I remembered the bicycle was supposed to be in the picture. The second picture is my old bike with the new seat cover (Thank you, Nancy!), new can of dog spray (although our entire county has a leash law), and new bicycle computer. We’re in front of Fairmount Falls Park. It’s a metro park, but as you can see, there’s a cable across the entrance. The sign says you have to call a number 24 hours in advance and give them your auto information to get a permit. I wonder what they’d say if I told them I was coming on a bicycle.

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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.

8 response to "Old and New"

    • By: Lah Posted: June 12, 2019

      It definitely was a great day.

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: June 11, 2019

    I agree with Tony, bliss! Did you get in the park? You should make a Laura Day once at week, don’t you think?

    • By: Lah Posted: June 12, 2019

      I didn’t go past where you see the bike. I’ve seen pictures of the falls and they looked worth the effort, but since it is snake season, don’t think I’ll go traipsing back there alone. From what I saw, it isn’t a manicured park. To my knowledge, it’s our only metro park with restrictions like this.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: June 12, 2019

    Violet looks gorgeous in her new saddle cover ;’-). I so agree with Suzanne that you should make a Laura Day once a week — at least ;’-0.

    • By: Lah Posted: June 12, 2019

      Yes, it certainly adds to her beauty! I have no choice, but to get more exercise…my recent A1C is just over the edge of pre-diabetic. I’m already trying to decide where my next ride will be…other than around the subdivision, that’s the only direction I can ride safely from home. I have a great bike rack, so I can start from another location though.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 12, 2019

    Great you were able to get out for a ride, the area sounds beautiful.

    • By: Lah Posted: June 12, 2019

      Well, it is what it is. Nothing terribly scenic, but there wasn’t much traffic on the roads and the surface was good. The main thing was I was riding my bike. I was very slow on the hills, but at least I didn’t have to walk them.

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