I am always excited when the days get longer. When daylight savings starts I know it is the time to start riding my longer routes when I bike commute. Yesterday evening I took my route on Mud Creek Road. Taking this route adds about seven miles to my ride home.
I stopped to take a phone call from my wife because my Garmin tracking had stopped and she was wondering what happened. After I restarted it I decided to take some pictures of Leary Road. Normally I do not stop on this road to take pictures. I am going to be taking more pictures of my world in the future. One of the main reasons that I ride my bike is to enjoy being outdoors. When I stop to take pictures, I take time to enjoy the moment of not moving and I actually notice how beautiful the world is.
|Truck traffic on Leary Road. Milo Pecan orchard in the background. Testing the stopping power of the camera in this Samsung Note 3|
|This is what I call a double stacker. Two trucks back to back so I get twice the wind thrown at me.|
|Art shot of the Milo Pecan orchard. I love Leary Road for the nice “bike lane”.|
|Right before I get to Mud Creek there is a hill with an old tree farm fire lookout tower. Makes me feel like I am back in Oregon for a minute|
|Really having fun now. Lots of “plantations” down here where you can hunt quail.|
On my way down Gillionville I ran into the PCP race team. They wee coming out from Tallahassee Road. They were kind enough to give me a two mile head start before they over took me. I tried to keep up with them, but I was hauling ten pounds of commuter stuff in my bag. At least that is my excuse.
The PCP team sure looked graceful as they pulled away. They looked like a flock of geese as the peloton was in an echelon formation the take advantage of the slight cross wind.