Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Long Haul

Yesterday was a glorious day. Just look at these flowers blooming outside the Embassy of Turonistan. So some bicycling was in order.

The W&OD Trail was in wonderful condition after the brutal winter we suffered. Just look at all of those beautiful buttercups!

I don't know what these wildflowers are called, but there were millions of them lining the trail.

Pretty far from home now, but not quite as far as I wanted to go.

That's it, Milepost 31. From my house to the trail is 4.5 miles, then thirty-one miles on the trail is just over 35 miles, making a round-trip of 70 miles.

Pedaled for over 7 hours. I was exhausted when I got home. Had a couple of cold beers and a quick bowl of spaghetti and fell into bed at 9 PM.


phlegmfatale said...

I believe those flowers are lilacs, and what a pretty day for a bike ride! Thanks for sharing the photos. That must have been quite a tonic.

wv: snarketr

phlegmfatale said...

...or maybe standing phlox. I love those!

Montie said...

Dang, just reading about it got me tired (and also made me feel guilty enough to dust off the bike and check the tires in anticipation of a somewhat shorter ride than yours tomorrow).