Showing posts from July, 2017

Summer Evening Rides

Evening rides During the month of July I have been riding my bike on Saturday and Sunday evenings. After a day of working on my house and performing various yard and renovation projects I take time to ride my Trek Pure through the neighborhood streets of the city that I love.  Riding my bike is always a transcendental experience for me and I enjoy the peace of mind that comes from rhythmically moving my body on a bike through quite neighborhood streets.

This past weekend the weather made for some cooler rides than earlier in the month.  Rain showers were a pleasant treat on Saturday's ride.  Riding in the summer rain is one of the simple pleasures that I enjoy this time of year.  Not many cyclist that I know in Albany look forward to getting wet on their bikes.  When was the last time you intentionally rode a bike through a deep puddle of water on purpose?

Go with the flow, it's just a game Planning my route in advance never occurs to me when I get on my bike on these weekend…

Sunday Summer Night Ryder

Sunday nights are a lot of fun for me.  In the summer I love to ride my bike around in the dark.  The sound of cicadas, crickets and frogs fills the night with a symphony of sound as I listen to my bicycle cassette keeping tempo.

Meandering through Albany neighborhoods and winding into downtown is one of my favorite things to do on my bike.  The peace and solitude of being on a bike and not caring where I end up is very relaxing.  Sometimes I stop and talk to friends that I see and wave to folks as I pass by while they are sitting on their porches.

I almost got some rain as I rode.  The sky were really dark and there was lightning all around, but no thunder. I love riding in the ran especially in the early evening.