Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Biking at the Retreat

I've been riding my bike for two months now. I started out riding 5 miles and it took me almost 30 minutes. I am now riding 12 miles in an hour. I'm not setting any world records (not that I was trying) but I feel pretty good about my accomplishment! With it being so hot I am riding in the morning before work. I have enjoyed some beautiful sunrises!

I've lost some weight but I don't know exactly how much and I've also toned up as my pants are getting really baggy in the seat but my stubborn spare tire is being very reluctant to let go!

I really enjoy the peace and quiet of the trails and seeing God's creation everywhere I look. It's also nice to not have to dodge cars!

Last weekend I went to a scrapbook retreat celebrating Cat's Creations 10th Anniversary. I was going to be there 4 days so I decided to take my bike. The road that runs in front of the park is a narrow 2-lane very busy road with no shoulders and I felt it was too dangerous to ride on so the first day I rode my bike I rode in the park. Needless to say I was bored with my route by the time I was done! The next day was Sunday and I figured that the road wouldn't be as busy so I decided to give it a try. I then got the idea to just ride the road until I got to a side road. It was a great plan and much safer!

I always love how the rays of sun shine through the clouds.

I liked the clouds over the tank.

My ride started on a gravel road but turned into pavement again. Again I liked the clouds and the farm land.

This picture doesn't really show the slope but this is a great downhill run!

Pretty flowers along the way.

Sights like this are becoming fewer and fewer. I was pleased to see it!

This tree is to the left of the above photo. I found it interesting.

I really like how the trees cover the road almost making a tunnel.

These cuties came to the fence to see what I was doing.

I had a wonderful time seeing the country side and got my 12 miles in to boot!

Have a good one!


  1. You're doing so good with your bike riding! There won't be much left of you as I don't think you had that much weight to lose! Congratulations and beautiful photos!

    1. Thanks Sandy! I'm toning and building muscle so I'm not losing a lot of weight but I have lost some!