Thursday, February 2, 2012

a weekday bike ride

In the winter, I don't usually get to ride my bike during the week because I only have about an hour of sunlight after I get home from work and I need to use the daylight to walk the dogs. It's very stressful to walk the dogs in the dark because of their agression issues toward other dogs. If I can't see a dog until we're close to it, it causes problems. All our walks end in the dark but I can get some daylight during the walk at least.

Jack has been limping a lot lately, not even using his rear leg sometimes after we get home from a walk. And Jasmine has been really stiff too so I decided they needed a reast for a couple days at least. I took one of the days they had off to take a bike ride. Woo hoo!! I had a great time. It was warm enough for a short sleeved jersey and shorts. And I even got to see one of the best sunsets I had seen in quite some time (that slowed my ride down considerably since I couldn't get far before I had to stop to take another picture. The dogs didn't think it was a win/win...but I did.

A beautiful evening and I got in 13 miles!


Anonymous said...

wow...13 miles. I am too lazy to go two miles. (I hope to get on my bike and get some exercise, some day!) Sometimes we go hiking at a nearby state park. Again, nice pics! I bet you felt great getting out on your bike! Your dogs sound like old folks ...or me:) love,andrea

Heather and Thomas Mann said...

you get great shots of sunsets! glad you were able to get a ride in!

Tiff :o) said...

Andrea, Jack has arthritis and Jasmine had knee surgery almost 2 years ago and has been a little stiff since then, but it's just been worse this week. Hiking, biking, yoga, aerobics...whatever excites you, it's all good, as long as you're staying active. :o)

Thanks, Heather. I love sunsets so I really try.

Valerie said...

Coooool pic of the wheel and the road. You are so good.

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