At last. No, not the great Etta James song. My first outdoor bike ride of 2012. It took a couple months of continued recuperation from the December surgery. Then I couldn't get the bike to the shop for its spring tune-up. But finally,
this past Tuesday everything came together-
- a free evening
- the bike back
- beautiful weather and
out I went on the trails and streets of Rochester.
(No I didn't start at Caribou Coffee. That was the 2/3 mark. To relax, enjoy the evening and do some outdoor reading.)
As I often do, I started out along Cascade Creek and, coming to the dam just before the river was the duck and flowers a-bloom. I only took my HTC Android phone along but got some good pictures anyway.
Then across and along the Zumbro where I wasn't the only one enjoying the evening. People in paddle boats, parental Canada Geese and baby geese learning to swim shared the near sunset.
As often happens, I found a butterfly to capture on my digital card.
Flowers and butterflies.
A constant source of pictures.
A great start for the cycling season!