Looking at the NOAA site this morning I didn’t know if I’d get a ride in, but figured if I get a little wet, it will be fine – today was only a 10 mile day.
By the time I finished my Friday morning meeting, and got to the trailhead, it was getting really nice. Once I hit the 5 mile point for the turnaround, the sun came out and it was LOVELY. I did get a little hint of the summer humidity to come, but it wasn’t too bad.
Saw some critters. At least one small striped green snake was either sunning or trying to make a break for the opposite side of the trail. I went around him. On my way back I saw a guy off his bike in that area, and I asked if he needed assistance. He said he was trying to ‘help’ a snake but by the time he got his glove off the snake was gone. Who takes their glove OFF to help a snake?
Close to mile marker 25 I saw some deer crossing the trail about 1/4 mile distant. It was like watching a slow motion movie on the horizon. Two, then two small ones, then another small one, then … … … another small one … … … and a last small one. The lollygaggers actually made me nervous as I got closer so I started ringing my bell like a mad woman! If a deer had jumped out and crashed me, mad I would have been!
So, a 10 mile day, lovely weather, and a promise tomorrow to ride the Mighty Hills of Anacostia with Lesly. If it’s not wet.