First Ride of 2011

It took me awhile to get my first ride of 2011 in. No excuses here. I was lazy for the first couple weeks of January, but we’ve also had rain moving through the area on a regular basis since the New Year. We’ll only get a day or two of dry, sunny weather, and up until now, those days have coincided with days I’ve had other stuff to do. Today, I had time to ride, so I took advantage of the nice weather.

It wasn’t an exciting ride by any stretch. But I rode in to work and I rode home. It was a car-free day. I met another rider on the trail today, and spent some time chatting it up…and then I realized I was burning what little daylight I had available so I had to take off so I’d make it home before dark. I didn’t bring anything but a rear blinkie today.

The trails were pretty nice. There was a wet spot or two on the parts I rode, and those spots are known problems. Now that we see them, though, we should be able to prioritize them and get them dealt with. I didn’t get a chance to look at some of our other historic trouble areas. The major one we worked on last spring has been holding up well.

It was good to get out on the bike today, and the Lanana Creek Trail just south of Pecan Park was pretty crowded. I didn’t see any other riders, but lots of folks were out for a walk. And justifiably so, the weather was quite nice.

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