Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Great Bike Ride

Took this picture last night on a bridge over the river - the only break we took. It was a great bike ride. My friend is about 15 years younger than me, has recently lost 68 lbs. and is a rec therapist for a living. I had to really push to keep up with her, which was a good thing. We saw 3 snakes, two of which I nearly ran over, one dead deer along the trail, and one animal lurking in the bushes when we were stopped. We quickly got back on our bikes after seeing the lurking animal. It could have been a bighorn sheep, a deer, or any number of other large animals. But its lurking behavior made me suspect that it was something a tad more sinister, like a coyote or a mountain lion (EEK!)

I am going to get out and run this morning if I can quickly get done blogging. I have a big deal to take care of at work, so I need to be there on time. I better get moving.

"We have no desire to convince anyone that there is only one way by which faith can be acquired. All of us, whatever our race, creed, or color, are the children of a living Creator, with whom we may form a relationship upon simple and understandable terms as soon as we are willing and honest enough to try." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p.28

11 comments:

BigSkymAAck said...
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BigSkymAAck said...

Great photo should be framed. I really like the quote from the book.

dAAve said...

I don't care for wild animals, although I used to be one.
Maybe it's the whole mirror thing.

sera said...

cool. nice view. thanks for sharing it with us..

Lex-Sunshine said...

what a wonderful time : ) and awesome picture too! I don't remember the last time I saw a river look that clean.

Christine said...

Hi
Great pic!
I also was on a bike ride by the river last nite--on a rail trail. Monongahela river not as swift or clean as CO rivers.

Thanks for the Big Book quotes. I appreciate...

Motorcycle Mike - Sober Biker said...

I like the way you quote the big book. I should do more of that.....

Glad the lurking animal didn't get you.

Shannon said...

beautiful pic! you have inspired me to run! it something I have wanted to become ever since I dated a triatholon runner! I am, getting there. I can job now, for about 5 minutes straight! which may not be that long, but HUGE for me
I hope your run was beautiful this morning
have a blessed daay

Anonymous said...

very nice pic of the landscape...3 snakes... a dead deer and an unidentified animal lurking in the bushes....oh my...i bet your heart did not miss a beat....hope things went well for you at work......today is day 9 for me, and no, this is not my first time...

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Beautiful picture and it sounds like so much fun. Makes me want to go to the White Mountains...maybe when the weather gets warmer.
I see you,
JJ

Mary Christine said...

Hey Anonymous, congratulations on 9 days. Keep at it. Are you going to meetings? It is great to hear from you...stay in touch, OK?