Friday, December 23, 2011
Riding Road on the First Day of Winter
I haven't been on a bike in a llooonnngg time (months??) and Rick and I decided to take advantage of the 57 degrees and do a 20 mile road ride to Millersburg yesterday. We did it to save money (obviously!) to pick up our van at the garage. Rick said the day before he hated to "waste" the money to go down there to get it. (We typically do all of our shopping/stops in one trip on one day -- this would have been an extra, not-needed trip that would have cost us about $5.00 in gas round trip, two vehicles. Yes, retired people have every cent accounted for!). It took us two hours! But we were on our mountain bikes so that's partly to blame for the slowness. Neither of us were in any kind of hurry though. We talked almost the entire trip. We talked about the goats, the trophy buck, the Amish barns, the chickens, the bridge that's closed, my old homestead where I grew up that no longer has the outdoor oven (I'm thinking I want to build an outdoor oven), our sore butts, how far we have to go, coasting, standing, and anything else that came up along the way. It was awesome. I love being retired with Ricky Brown.