Saturday, January 30, 2016

Epic Bike Ride

Today was supposed to be rainy....but it was beautiful. We finished school, Nolan finished Japanese, Nolan and I made a commissary run (he likes to drive me places) and we had an afternoon stretching before us. 

Michael proposed a bike ride. I headed off on a back road...there may have been some comment about seeing if the men's wimpy tires could handle this road.....maybe.....We road up a gravel road - and up and up....and then soared down a dirt/gravel road.....All tires did just fine. 

Photo session at the Upper Blackwelder, we checked out some EOD disposal sites. Michael kept riding past the lake - the idea was to eventually meet up with the main road - until  we saw a promising side road and the plan changed.  I talked Stacia into stopping so I could get a photo of her with the cow. We thought it a bit odd there were cows here....but o.k.  I yelled, "Hey, Cow!" in true Gherkin fashion....and was surprised when I looked over my shoulder and saw 6 -8 cows running towards us. I told her to get on her bike and ride......

Ah - it appears as we circled around on back roads we ended up in the cow's pasture. 

We seem to run into barbed wire wherever we go out here. 

It was my turn to "hop over" after watching everyone else.  Michael said to put one leg on one rung and swing my leg over....didn't work quite that way.....proving once again I have the shortest legs in the family these days....but I got over...I was VERY happy the gate wasn't barbed wire.

It was an epic bike ride. We'll be doing more if the weather holds out. Some of us are paying a price for the fun - but it was worth it.


Roy Zesch said...

Oh my! I have to inform you that you have committed a cardinal sin. It is NEVER EVER okay to climb on a gate. Gate hinges are the weak link in the chain and are not made to carry human weight in addition to the weight of the gate. Of course you didn't know this, I want to let you know before some angry gate owner confronts you.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

LOL - next time I'll take the barbed wire. To be clear this is the only gate we encountered and it was at the end of the ride.....maybe they should mark it if they don't want us riding on the roads. LOL I will remember your advice fondly at each gate I see.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

And you are right - I had no clue. I didn't know the cows would chase me either. LOL