Friday, March 21, 2008


The people who've seen this photo have asked, "Is that real?"

Yup. Passed him today on the bike. I didn't really need the sign to convince me to refrain from jumping the fence to pet him.

I went biking with our neighbors, finally.... hard-core roadies (in their 60's) who bike at least 3 days a week, and I've never been able to go b/c I was working at the daycare or, earlier, training for the marathon. Today the daycare was closed and I had no responsibilities, and we went for a WONDERFUL 30-mile ride.

I AM SO HAPPY!!! I had such a good time!! I saw Texas hill country, and Texas farm country, something other than my urban/suburban bike commute. No deadline, didn't have to be anywhere by any time! A PLEASURE ride!!!!! What a novelty!!

They're going out tomorrow with the Austin Riders Cycling Club, and I'm going to feed the livestock early and be ready to go by 7:45. We're planning the 45-mile route (there's a choice.) I've never been on a group ride! The most I've ever ridden with is 2 other people. This is going to be fun!


A Wild Celtic Rose said...

Have fun on your ride.

My first ride was last weekend and it was a BLAST (as seen on the video)

I can't wait for my next one...

ShirleyPerly said...

Yee har! Have fun Ellie and Happy Easter!!

Jade Lady said...

Sounds like you had a blast! Glad you were finally able to get together with your neighbors. got to love the longhorn.