Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall is Here - The Perfect Riding Time

The work load of my thesis has had me home-bound quite a bit these days, so when I have the opportunity to get out, I try very hard to really enjoy it. Last night, I longingly watched as Sam went out the door after work to meet up with a group of people to go for a ride. "I want to go," I whined." To which I received the reply, "Then come along."
Fall is approaching - some trees are still green, but the shrubbery and weeds are definitely turning
I stared briefly at the Hillborne (which was conveniently sitting a few feet away from me), but I really couldn't afford the time that would be lost, and because I'm quite easily distracted, I knew I had to stay focused on the task at hand. While it may have only been an hour and a half away from my work, it would turn into a 3+ hour deviation. I know me, and I will somehow find a way to lose more time than necessary.
I swear, this was all the greenest-green just a couple of weeks ago
This morning I woke up and thought it was such a beautiful morning that nothing was keeping me from going on a ride, even if it wasn't for very long. I generally enjoy the 'by myself' rides anyway because I can stop and look at things that interest me and not worry about others. As I rode along this morning, I realized that fall is in fact upon us, and there's no denying it. The trees are changing to the autumn yellows and oranges, and the green scenery that used to completely surround me just a few short weeks ago around town is now straw colored. When did this happen? Before I know it, we'll be singing 'Jingle Bells.'
Man, I love this bike... and just being outside!
As usual, it was wonderful to be out in the fresh air and just absorbing from all the senses. It's easy to forget that 'me' time is still important when work seems overwhelming, but even if I can't get out for hours at a time, an hour is perfectly acceptable (and necessary, at times). What kinds of changes have you noticed as the season is changing? Do you find yourself riding more or less often?

3 comments:

  1. Fall is the perfect riding time. I love when the paths and roads have crunchy dry leaves all over them. Those are the best rides!

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  2. It's a great time to ride, we lost the "hot", unfortunately we lost the Sun. Here's hoping that the nice weather stays around for a long time!

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  3. Love the fall leaves on the ground too! I'm also glad the hot-hot is (hopefully) gone, and we can enjoy some more mild, sunny days.

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