Jordan River Ride

I am working on a new challenge where Zach will give me a smiley face sticker if I ride at least 6 miles in a day. After 20 smileys, he’ll take me out to eat! So, on Saturday I got up before the boys (at 8:30) and got on my bike to go for a ride by myself. Under normal circumstances, I would have waited for him, but his ankle is twisted and I knew he wouldn’t be up for towing the Boogedy in a trailer.

I rode good and hard on the outward 3.5 mile leg of the journey. When I reached my destination and found this gorgeous yellow tree, I decided to photograph the pretty stuff all the way home.

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There was a pink tree:

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And this nifty rusty bridge that made the best clunkety noise when I rode across.

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Here I am stopped on the bridge:

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I think this might be a beaver dam:

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Here are at least three varieties of grasses, all contraindicated for inhalation up my dog’s nose:

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I want you to know that I faced my fears and stepped out upon this grate-topped walkway over the river for blog’s sake.  I am showing you my dorky riding pants and socks because I have no shame.

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The view from there was grand and it was LOUD.

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Another pink tree:

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Some Russian olive trees and thistle with some blue wildflowers. Those Russian olives are the bane of my mom’s existence.

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A spot of deep shade, at least 5 degrees cooler in here.

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I went home and ate sauteed tilapia and green salad and a strawberry kefir smoothie. I lovely start to the day. You can believe that I took a long nap that afternoon.

4 Responses to “Jordan River Ride”

  1. 1 painted fish studio May 19, 2009 at 8:03 am

    what a great bike ride! man, if I had someone giving me smileys for 6 miles, i’d be out there daily!

  2. 2 Jeremiah May 19, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Bet you wish you had a fancy mostly new bike like your husband. 🙂

  3. 3 smoothpebble May 23, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Between the stickers and the excellent scenery I think you have the right mix of incentives!

  4. 4 meltbrianna May 24, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Sounds like it was a grand adventure! Long live bicycle rides!

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