Today gave us awesome weather and an awesome ride! Wish you could have been with us. (Wink!)
In event you've not read femme's desk, I've been hauled to Indiana by my sister and brother-in-law, to get a bit of therapy for a recent bout of breathlessness.
Mind you, it's improved a great deal since my arrival and I've been improving every day, even enough to get in two bike rides in the Harmony State Park, in Posey County, Indiana.
The first ride was earlier in the week, and I performed so poorly, I didn't even want to write about it. The stops were frequent, so I could catch my breath, and weakness in my extremities was beyond frustrating, but ... I did it anyway.
However, today .... well, today, was the day!
Not only did Nee and I have great company on the ride, I was able to do most of it without having to stop every few yards to catch my breath. Lots of folks are praying for me, so I'm easily okay with accepting the reason for my improvement being a gracious-God-thing. :)
The great company was due to the first ride with the newest member of the Wabash Pack, Leah Wagner, of Owensville, Indiana.
Today was Leah's outing on single-tracks, and she handled the mud-maneuvering perfectly. Everyone kept their saddles, and we came out of the woods without a single wipe-out.
Leah allowed me the privilege of driving her truck to the park, and of course, I loved it! No bike racks to fool with (Nee loves bike racks, I love TRUCK BEDS), and Leah's truck has a good sized back seat, with plenty of room for Nee and our gear.
Leah voiced that she felt like she was being disrespectful, sticking Nee in the back seat with the gear, but Nee has assured her it was quite alright for her to sit up front for her first ride as a pack mate. :)
Posey County has had some wet weather since I arrived, and thankfully, the trails at this park have a good amount of sand in the soil. It kept the trails far more firm during the recent wet weather. There were only a few spots we had to go around to avoid trail damage, where the rain water was standing, making for small puddles.
By the time we got home, dark skies, lightening, thunder and rain had moved in. I insisted the sky color was purple. Leah insists it was blue. (I love to debate ... can you tell?)
Alicia (Nee) had to hurry off to work her afternoon bus route, leaving Leah and I to peruse and edit photos.
It was a great ride on new trails, at least for Leah and I, and Nee was even able to get in some Squatch followup while we were in the woods, investigating something from earlier in the week.
Per Nee, "Today, we OWNED the trails .... "
That's it for this one ... thank you so much for the read!
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