Last night I wanted a low key ride...... so we headed to a local bike path Legacy Parkway Trail!
Now I have done this ride a handful of times! We rode 20 miles in just over 1 hour and 1068 calories. It's not my favorite but a good easy way to pedal out a quick few miles on a hot evening! So tonight I went with the mind set to find something memorable and special about this ride. I found PLENTY of memories.....
It's actually really pretty when I look back at the pictures. However the pictures don't show........ the bugs that I swallowed a billion of. When I came home and took my jersey off a billion bugs fell out of it!!!! NASTY.
We rode past this pond and saw something moving so we turned around to see what it was and we found..... VERY large RATS, swimming they swim FAST too. AWWWW we were a bit grossed out, and it didn't help the matter when we continued on the path and a HUGE on RAN right in front of our bikes. We SCREAMED and screamed loud we honestly almost hit it. Had we not hit the brakes we would have. Having a rat run in front of you while riding is one way to TOTALLY increase your speed!
Someone is not following the rules there was horse poop ALL over. Do horse owners not have to clean up after their pets????
Tell me this isn't BEAUTIFUL!!! There are several bridges along the trail, one of my favorite parts.
I couldn't help but get off my bike and walk the balance beam. It makes it super CHALLENGING to walk the beam with cleats on the bottom of your shoes. I did it though...... Like I said a LOW key ride, I normally wouldn't stop and walk the beam! Or would I?
Stunning sunset we rode with on our way back......AMAZING!!!
Next time I do this ride, I am going to ride like this, so I don't have to eat bugs or smell the near by landfill. Maybe I'll carry a gun too in case a RAT tries to attack again ;)
Would I do this ride again????
Absolutely!!!! Rats, bugs, stinky smells and all it makes for a comical ride. This ride is also great for learning how to clip in and out, you don't battle any traffic and don't have to stop unless you choose to. It's not every Legacy ride that you experience what I did last night. Legacy is where I learned to clip in and out at.
I am sure that after reading this you're all wishing you were along for the CRAZY ride!!!