Once a week, I do a "long" mountain bike ride to get ready for adventures high in the mountains later in the summer. Today was my long ride day.
My gratitude for living in a place that many people consider "vacation-worthy" is strongest on my long ride days. I see so much beauty that I don't get bored, even on the weeks when I do the ride alone.
I started off this morning with Shyla, enjoying her company for an hour or so. Her enthusiasm is contagious!
She insisted on one photo with her favorite pose before we headed for home.
Then, I dropped her at home and set out on a tour of the many trails near us. This is one that I rode on pictured a few weeks ago. Ah, it is so beautiful!
Believe it or not, I am still discovering new trails after all these years. A friend showed me a new loop that doesn't appear on any map, and I managed to reproduce it today! If you knew my navigational skills, you'd realize that that was a minor miracle!
Now I am home and pleasantly tired. We were planning a full moon picnic this evening but thunderstorms are surrounding us. I suspect that I won't get a gorgeous view of the rising full moon like I did last month!Brian's Home for hosting Thankful Thursday.