Posts tagged ‘wind’
Are there days when you actually shouldn’t be out riding around on a bike? I don’t know. But apparently the woman who stopped her car as I was standing along the road snapping a few pictures thought so.
“Can I give you a ride home?”
“Oh … no thank you, I’m fine. Just taking a few pictures,” I say.
“Um… well, ok.” (Looking at me sideways, apparently assessing my state of mental health).
“But thanks for asking,” I say with a smile, trying to assure her that I had a functioning brain underneath my helmet.
Maybe if she could just see the sky the way I saw it today, from the seat of my bike … would she understand?
Elemental day. The earth and wind part came by bike. A front moved through bringing more wind and cold(er) and blustery temperatures. Not much rain, but pretty threatening skies. Wasn’t the nicest day to be riding, but I headed out for a local trip on the Xtracycle. Took the camera along, but my eyes felt “broken” – just didn’t see anything to shoot (except usual group of cows far out in the distance).
Afternoon brought another tennis match for Grant; today’s home game was at Lee University in town. It was uncomfortably cold and windy to be sitting still watching the match, so I walked around a bit – which is where the fire and water part come in. Lee University’s athletic teams are the Lee Flames, and they have a neat flame-topped fountain adjacent to the tennis center. Going through the photos upon getting home, I couldn’t help noticing the elements.
Pretty lame correlation … but I cannot explain how my brain works some days. 😉
It was a dark and stormy night …. (I have always wanted to write that). Lots of nasty weather last night, but woke up this morning to sun and some pretty strong winds gusts. Lots of green. (And yellow – up in the field).
Spent the day doing house stuff. Actually, Mark did more of the “work” part than I did (no surprise there). We had both considered taking a nice long road ride, but the wind was so crazy we decided to hold off until later in the afternoon. Finally got out, but it was some tough going. Riding against a gusting headwind is even more difficult for me than a long climb (but I am not such a serious cyclist to begin with;)). A few times crosswind gusts felt like they were going to blow my bike right out from underneath me. On the flip side, a change in direction (tailwind), made it feel like I was flying. Definitely the fun part!
Spent a little time playing with my camera around the yard and up in the field. More “other” pics than bike pics today. Still kind of hard to believe that we’ve reached Day 25 of the 30… And that’s all I have. 😛