Home and road

Jan and I get out more in temperate weather.  No yard work during 100 degree days; but those days are now past.  The long dry spell will be ending soon since we got a half-inch of rain in time to help the second growing season.  Both rain barrels are now full….

Our second crop of green beans

Our neighbor gave us a pepper plant in the Spring.  We did not recognize them, but upon trying them out, we did an online search and think that they are hot ghost peppers.

Preparing to load up

We ride more these days, and while doing so we occasionally see wildlife.

Geese on the wing

Jan and I did a couple of rides recently, to Rogersville and Northview.  We had a good time fighting the crosswinds that every once in a while became a headwind.

Coming back from R-ville, we met a pick-up and a flatbed trailer with field gates loaded onto it.  As this truck passed around some other cyclists and went back into its proper lane, the gates came loose and fell from off of the flatbed, scattering across the road, about seven or eight of them.  We had already passed by and none of the other cyclists were hurt, a fact for which we are thankful to God. We turned back and helped them reload the trailer.  I waited until we were all done to take a picture.

A few days later we went out towards Strafford/Northview area.  No, we did not do the hill at Northview.  That will happen on a later ride.

Some ponds were getting refilled from the recent rains, while others missed the rain and are in need of water

The clouds were sparse, but the sun was quite bearable

Our riding time is either in the late afternoon/early evening, or on weekends. Here is a late afternoon shadow.

All finished and ready to head home.

Stay happy,


About rlhoover

A perspective on life and cycling in the Ozarks. I started serious cycling in 2008, after seeing my wife be on the bike for a few years. We have biked many places and hope to continue. I am no where near being a real good cyclist, but I have fun trying to improve. Who am I kidding? Me? Improve??
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2 Responses to Home and road

  1. Wow! Flying gates….those could have hurt somebody.

    • rlhoover says:

      So true! The thought occurs that the cyclists’ presence may have set the stage for the event. We are guiltless for what took place, but the incident may not have happened without us. Just the result of things coming together.

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