Saturday, June 16, 2012

Beat the Heat Ride

It's windy today. Too windy to go water skiing. We've got that covered. We're biking.

The trick to happy summer riding here in inland Florida is to ride early. Since it's going to be windy for at least 4 to 5 more days, we're getting on our bikes at dawn instead of heading out skiing. Our current morning loop route takes about 2 1/2 hours. That takes into account time for the short stops needed for my feeding scrub jays, taking the occasional photo, and any gawking at interesting critters. (Today's critters included deer and sand hill cranes.)

The sun rising over the scrub.