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Thursday, June 23, 2011

The pleasure of nothingness.

Today's forecast: Rain
Today's situation: Scheduled vacation day
Today's plan: Ride a bicycle
Today's expectation: Lots of miles and anticipate getting WET!!!!











For me, rain  isn't a reason to cancel a ride. I try to avoid thunderstorms, high winds, and hail, but sometimes I get stuck in them. If I know they are coming my way, I try to wait them out. But just rain, makes a peaceful country ride.
Starting out today the air was thick with moisture. That soon turned into a mist, and then light rains, and  then thunderstorms. With the rains came solitude out on the trails. The longer I rode the less everything else became. If was I worried about anything, I had forgotten what it was. I was pulled into my own little world of endorphins as I was viewing the trail in front of me and rotating the pedals. Flying down a dirt trail. I love the simplisticness of that.











Riding was now lost in my daydreams, no cell phone calls, no time restraints, no reason to care what time it was. Feelings like these, is why a lot of bicyclers bicycle. Health gains are only a side benefit of something done for the sheer joy it.


Perhaps it is something like a former major league pitcher, one Tug McGraw said:
“I think the reason I like baseball so much is because when I come into a game in the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, none out and a one run lead, it takes my mind off all us screwed-up people.”
 
 
Thanks for visiting, and have fun out there.
Dave

7 comments:

dawn marie giegerich said...

Like the art work. Yes, health benefits are a nice side effect, who would have thought, we can have nirvana and improve ourselves . . .

tainterturtles said...

Bravo for riding another day in the rain. Let's hope the midwest dries up soon.

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

There is something about a ride in the rain.

Matt Maxwell said...

Heck yes!

welshcyclist said...

Hi there Davey Gie,
As usual you're right on the nail, us screwde up folks need to cycle.... and lots!

mrbill said...

I'd love to ride in some rain, I think I'd ride naked so I could really enjoy it, Send Rain, cooler temps too.

Steph said...

"Riding was now lost in my daydreams, no cell phone calls, no time restraints, no reason to care what time it was. Feelings like these, is why a lot of bicyclers bicycle. Health gains are only a side benefit of something done for the sheer joy it."

PERFECT. I couldn't have said it better :)