Friday's ride (pics)
Well, I've made up my mind to follow in Hip's slipstream and start my own blog (not that I have much time to do so), someplace to post my pics rather than tie up space here. So this will be my final photo essay.
Anyway, Friday, I headed down to the Racine County bike trail for an easy 10 miles. I still had to work that night, so I had to keep it short. Although I really didn't feel like it, I threw my camera around my neck just for the heck of it, and pedaled out.
While it's a 20 minute drive to get here, I do find it peaceful and a nice break from the city.
A few miles down the trail there is a cow path crossing. I've ridden over this thing a dozen times and thought "Wouldn't it be cool to see some cows down there?" ... oh well.
A little farther up the path I see them up on the hill.
Riding on, I enter a business park (only one business so far) and as you can see it was a breezy day.
Just past the flags, something catches my eye ... what the .... ????
Are these Sandhill Cranes???
I spent probably 20 minutes shooting pics of these guys and about 3 or 4 cars stopped to see what I was looking at. One woman drove around the block 3 times ! It must have been during one of these distractions that turned my attention away ... just for two seconds ...
Last edited by John Wilke; 09-23-07 at 08:05 AM.