Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Travels

Good day for riding. Saw other bikers, practiced my social skills and did the head nod hello's. Ran into a swarm of a googleplex bugs. I was covered with them. They looked like baby mosquitoes. If they were mosquitoes I'm glad their swords weren't developed or I'd be full of punctures.

This critter was out. Anybody know what kind of snake this is? Soon the snapping turtles will come crawling out. I see them every year out on the gravel roads and trails, still sluggish from their winter sleep. Some of them are huge, their choppers can amputate a finger easily.

This tree caught my eye, it might be a Hobbit's home.
Rode another dirty century 100k (62 miles) on the gravel. Came home and saw my mama brought over Easter bunny candies, so I went on a eating frenzy. Now the next two to three weeks will be very limited biking due to work hours. I tell myself I'll let the small aches and pains heal up with the down time.


Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

I inadvertently ran over a much smaller snake today.
Stay sane during the bike hiatus.

tainterturtles said...

You've had some good early spring biking days. Before you know it, your hectic work schedule will be over and you'll be out riding those centuries again in no time.

Take care Mr. D

mrbill said...

That's one fine looking snake, there coming out here too, while walking our trail thru the woods the other day Teresa walked right by a nice size Chicken snake. I saw it and pointed it out to Teresa, she doesn't see snakes to well, once she walked right over a Copperhead.
I can't believe you'll be taking time off the bike, we'll have to see it to believe it.