I had a couple hours to kill on Saturday afternoon so I grabbed my camera and took off on my road bike. The first four miles I rode in town using all the stop and go as mini interval training. Then fully up to operating temperature I headed out of town for an 8 to 10 mile loop at a brisk pace.
The LeMond is perfect for this type of short high intensity workout.
Out in the country I noticed some bare ground that looked undisturbed except for shallow ruts caused by erosion. The dirt bank was possibly six feet tall and just steep enough to keep vegetation from growing. As an afterthought I turned around to investigate a portion of the exposed clay. Many rains had washed away the loose soil and left lots of small stones and rocks visible on the surface. I do find geology interesting in general but I am no rock hound. There is one kind of stone I do keep an eye out for while out in the wilds. I look for flint and in particular triangle shaped pieces.
Being a gadget guy I can't think of much else as awe inspiring as finding these tools of primitive man. Artifacts crafted by human hands long ago lying lost and forgotten in the dirt for thousands of years only to find their way back to the hand of man on a whim.