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Fun ride yesterday, but cut short due to work; Wildflowers.

Thursday, October 13, 2011 by  
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Bike on a Trail for October 12, 2011.

Bike on a Trail for October 12, 2011.

Yesterday I was planning to mountain bike 25-30 miles, but I was only able to do little over 13 miles. I have a lot of flexibility with my work hours, but about 10 miles into my ride I received an email notifying me of a network problem that I had to deal with. I have my smartphone set up so I can handle most types of network issues/emergencies right on the trail (I love being able to SSH into servers while I’m in the middle of nowhere), but this was one of those rare instances when the problem couldn’t wait and I had to be at my computer to solve it. So I reluctantly rode back to the truck and headed home with only 13.2 miles on the bike computer. 🙁

My ride may have been short, but it was a lot of fun. The wildflowers are absolutely amazing this time of year, and I really enjoy the taking in all the beauty around me as I ride.

Also on yesterday’s ride I ran into my two new friends, Lori and Megan, a couple of times. This time around they had a map and cell phone, knew exactly where they were and knew exactly where they were going. I saw them coming out of the woods just as I was leaving the park, so I think their days of being lost out there are behind them now. It was great to see you both enjoying your run this time, Lori and Megan! 🙂

Wildflowers across the street from my house lit by the setting sun.

Wildflowers across the street from my house lit by the setting sun.

I always try to catch as many sunsets and sunrises as I can, and yesterday evening I went out front a little earlier than normal. The sun was not yet on the horizon, but was low enough in the sky that it brilliantly illuminated the field of wildflowers on the land across the street from my house. I ran inside and grabbed my camera, and I manged to capture the moment pretty well on film. I think October is my favorite time of year around here…

I mentioned earlier this week that I was taking next week off from work and my blog. I’m 99% sure that I’m going to postpone my vacation. Looking at the extended forecast through next Wednesday doesn’t really have me excited. It’s going to be pretty hot and muggy, and there’s rain in the forecast as well. I’m going to wait for the next cold snap to take the time off. Hopefully that will happen within the next few weeks. I’m pretty tired of the heat, it’s been a real long and very hot summer.

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3 Responses to “Fun ride yesterday, but cut short due to work; Wildflowers.”
  1. Hey John,

    It was so good to see a friend out there! The wildflowers were amazing, weren’t they? All the purples, yellows; beautiful. I would enjoy seeing the picture you took yesterday. (:
    Have a happy Thursday.

    Lori and Meghan.

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