Monday, November 16, 2009

Indian Summer

What a beautiful weekend here in Grand Rapids.  After an unusually cold spell in early November, we had an unusually warm spell this weekend.  Even though I had many tasks that I could have done around the house, I just had to take the opportunity to hop on my bike and enjoy some miles in the sun.

Friday night I rode about 10.5 miles before it got too dark.  Then I got up early Saturday morning to ride 25 miles before going to my niece's 4th birthday party.

As I rode, I discovered that the entire Kent Trail system has been repaved since I rode it last.  Wow!  That is some nice smooth asphault.  No more bumps from sub-pavement tree roots or wheel swallowing pot holes.  In my rush to get outside, I forgot to take my camera with me, so sorry I don't have any photos.  But picture gray twiggy trees arching over a brown leaf covered path.  Despite the lifelessness of the trees, the scene was still kind of pretty.  Just wait until all the tree branches have a dusting of fresh, sparkling snow on them.  Not that I'm in a hurry for the snow to arrive.

In fact, I have a friend who recently moved to Michigan from California.  She keeps hearing about the cold and snowy winters and wondering what that will be like.  I honestly wouldn't mind if this type of weather continued until spring and she never found out!

1 comment:

  1. My husband and I are hoping for a snow free winter too. I think we all know it's a pipe dream but it would be nice. We picked up a cyclops trainer to keep in cycling form but it is not nearly as much fun as being outside.