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cranky old dude 05-26-13 05:18 PM

Living the "Dream"
I'm loving this!

I started this morning out riding a 40 mile breakfast ride with three other 'Like minded cyclists'. Riding back from breakfast we encountered a major event on the canal. High School teams were racing and the canal in the vicinity of Pittsford was jam packed with these racing teams, and of course throngs of spectators along the shore.

Then I struck out on my own and almost rode past this little critter without even noticing him...

Eventually we tired of staring at each other and I swung down along the river and guess whose eggs have hatched?

I then rode down to the beach and enjoyed the music and smells of a competitive barbeque with entrants from all over the Northeast.

By the time I cruised along the lakeshore for a spell and returned home I had racked up 72 miles for the day. This satisfies the "Ride my Age" requirement for the year as I am approaching birthday number 62 in about three weeks!

What a great way to spend a day!

overthehillmedi 05-26-13 05:28 PM

Did you sample any of the bbq"s output and if so did it meet the requirements of a mid-ride refueling?

JanMM 05-26-13 05:52 PM

Very nice. Thanks

doctor j 05-26-13 06:02 PM

On the return leg a recent ride, a big bunch of us rode past a yard from which emanated the the distinct and pleasing aroma of BBQ. As it was toward the end of the ride and we were starving, we briefly considered a home invasion!

Nice ride, Cranky, and great pics as usual.

DnvrFox 05-26-13 06:34 PM

Love the pics and the post. You are a poet at heart.

Kactus 05-26-13 06:46 PM

Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a morning!

skilsaw 05-26-13 09:05 PM

Awesome pics. The fawn and the ducklings (goslings, swanlings?) are sweet.
I'll have to start packing a camera with me (don't have a cell phone)
I'm not a head down, heart racing, mile counter. More of a poke along and enjoy the sights kinda guy

Zinger 05-26-13 09:15 PM

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I should break down and get me a camera. Great pics ! Also 62 here.

We have a great little bike trail that runs from Coeur d'Alene Idaho into Spokane and along the Spokane river. I didn't take the pic but here's a small part of it:

HawkOwl 05-26-13 11:22 PM

Really nice. Thanks

cyclinfool 05-27-13 05:17 AM

Very nice Lenny.
We are now into crew as my daughter took it up this spring along with all her other activities. Hours spent standing around watching the boats go up and down the river. Looks like you had a great day. Been very wet over on my side of the state - hope to get out today.

Dudelsack 05-27-13 06:46 AM

Excellent. Less hammerin' and more glammerin'. Or something.

miss kenton 05-27-13 11:05 AM

Great pictures, C.O.D.! I was tickled to see the hatch-lings!

Retro Grouch 05-27-13 11:19 AM

I'm surprised to see a fawn that young this time of year. The ones that I'm seeing now look older and bigger.

cyclinfool 05-27-13 03:57 PM


Originally Posted by Retro Grouch (Post 15672336)
I'm surprised to see a fawn that young this time of year. The ones that I'm seeing now look older and bigger.

Lenny and I are both in the great white north, spring can take its time coming.

apollored 05-27-13 04:09 PM

Great morning and beautiful pics:)

Wish I had time on my rides to take pics but they are as fast as possible you're out for a ride not sightseeing type of thing.

cranky old dude 05-27-13 05:32 PM


Originally Posted by cyclinfool (Post 15673156)
Lenny and I are both in the great white north, spring can take its time coming.

Yeah, what he said. We were scraping frost off our car windows last week! It seems like Spring generally shows up a day or so before Summer around here.

Here's a pic from todays ride. A family swim. (The cygnets are roughly 72 hours old here.)

qcpmsame 05-28-13 05:14 AM

Beautiful, quality photography Lenny, as usual:thumb:, I always enjoy your reports and pictures of your rides. The swan family is a neat montage, back to your shot of the nest and eggs, quite a time line. it will be interesting to see the family as the little ones mature.


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