A new season brings First Occurrences.
On a bicycle this can include:
First ride without leg or arm warmers or jacket.
First realization the green really can be a normal color in nature.
Decide that the hike/bike trail is too crowded.
One of our firsts was last Sunday afternoon. We rode to Stafford.
We just went to the truck stop on the north side of I-44. I had forgotten to apply lip balm at home. A new purchase was decided upon bringing our family total to eight. I am always within walking distance to lip balm. As a cyclist I find it a necessity.
We avoided the outer road to the highway. This road is good and level and allows for some serious speed, but the traffic noise can be hard to bear.
On the way we saw a couple of other cyclists and had just mentioned the lack of spring peepers when at once we heard them!
Going back into a brisk head wind brought Jan to the conclusion that she needed to practice drafting. The wind was coming from off of the port quarter so she fell in line to the starboard.
Besides the aforementioned cyclists we had other observers.
We got in a little over 18 miles and will continue the practice as long as the weather permits.
These last photo shows garden progress in just two days.
Jan said the the crop needs a third year before we can really begin to harvest it. I may end up liking it after all.