It's funny to think back to the days I'd be heading out the door at 5 a.m. to meet up for a 5:30 ride -- because now when the girls suggest meeting at 8:30 for a ride in Concord or Carlisle, (an hour away), I internally cringe and wonder why so early?
At 6:30 this morning, after agreeing the day before to meet in Carlisle, I texted Lila and Alison and asked, "Before I get out of bed, are we really going to ride in this wind?" To which both responded, "What wind?", "It's not windy." LOL. Perhaps it was my foggy brain playing tricks on me -- I could have sworn I heard our neighbor's wind chimes loudly chiming. I wanted to stay in bed.
I'm glad I didn't, of course. I rarely regret a ride. We had a perfect day in the woods at Great Brook Farm State Park. Fortunately, Alison runs there often and knows the trails well. (I just followed along.) Woodpeckers and spring peepers were out in force! We even caught sight of a bluebird.
Fun day on the mountain bike. I'm glad they got me out of bed.