Yesterday after work I got out for a bike ride into the countryside west of town. The temperature was about 90 degrees and a steady wind thanks to the jet stream was coming up from the south-west. I have been taking it easy after pulling a muscle in my abdomen from too many crunches followed by a grueling hill ride a couple of weeks ago. I thought I had given myself a hernia! I still have the drive of a twenty year old but the body just can't take the punishment it used to without voicing protest in some way. I am feeling fine now and it was great to get out spin the cranks for a bit.
The route took me through flat agricultural areas that don't offer up many opportunities for photographs but I did manage to find a couple interesting scenes. The photo below shows the edge of long cloud bank running from the south-west to the north-east. The recumbent bike's laid back seating position allows a perfect view of the sky above and I am always on the lookout for unique cloud formations.
Ride Time 1:19
Distance 16.5 miles
Average Speed 12.3 mph
Max Speed 22.3 mph