Monday, November 14, 2011

Fall is Here, and the Last Ride in Shorts of the Season

It's unusually warm for mid November, so we took a ride on the South Fork of Long Island last weekend. It was probably the last day in shorts until Spring. Our route took us along beaches that were crowded this past Summer, but are sparsely populated at this time of year. It has been a good cycling season for me. I did several century rides, on both fixed gear and geared bikes. The accomplishment, fitness, scenery, and comraderie were terrific. I'm getting my cross country skis, snowshoes, and ice speed skates ready for the winter. We've already had an early snowstorm, and this winter is predicted to be cold and snowy. I think that I will sell my recumbent bike, which I put 10,350 miles on from 1/06 to 6/09. Sometimes activities are time limited. I loved recumbent cycling, but it ran its course. That's just the way some things are.