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    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 .... ????




    HUH???



    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 ...



    DARN!!!

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    I must say, that was pretty cool. But I'm spending too much time not riding, better get moving ... head back.

    Just as I enter the gravel path again, I look up:



    Wellllllll, look who moved across to this side of the path. I get closer and talk to them, you know, the typical:

    "Hey girls, howz it going?"

    Initially, they seem interested




    But then one seems really interested and moves closer and closer. I start getting nervous ...
    does she (it is a she right???) want her nose rubbed, or want to head butt me across the road??




    Suddenly that thin barbed wire fence doesn't seem so secure, so I move on. They seem to take cue
    from me and start mooving too ... under the bike path and I get that picture I've been dreaming of the
    past year!






    How can I possibly top that? So, I saddled up and rode back in.



    A fine ride it was.

    (Saturday I spent several hours poking around the Bong Recreational Area on my bike ...
    I'll leave that for my first blog entry. Will post the link when I get it. See 'ya there.)

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