|It was cool for July 1--in the low 60s. Morning sun reflected at Cedar Lake.|
I biked two trips to Cedar Lake today—morning and evening.
I left home around 7 a.m. and had to be back by 9—grandkids were coming over—and I wanted to see if I could squeeze in 20 miles. I did the hill ride, and then headed out on the north route to the Cedar River Trail.
It was cool—in the low 60s, and I was cycling pretty hard to stay warm. Fortunately, there was not much of a wind.
Well, I’m familiar with Cedar Lake in the afternoon and evening—it’s when I usually see it during the school year—and it was kind of nice to experience it on a cool morning. It was quieter, with only a few hardy souls out there, but just as pretty.
|A few morning flowers on the shore.|
The morning ride indeed added up to two hours and 20 miles. So this evening, after the grandkids left, I wanted to see if I could reach 30 miles on the day with a quick 10-mile ride. Leaving home about 7:30 p.m., I again went to the Cedar River Trail, but through Noelridge Park this time—a shorter route.
|Final morning shot--milkweed frames lake.|
I pedaled to the lake, circled it once, and went home. The light, as it usually is in the evening, was quite pretty there.
|Two evening views of Cedar Lake.|
In the end, I went over time a little, and over on miles—I rode about 34 miles total. A good half day of RAGBRAI—and as the photos show, it was fine to see the lake twice!
|This is not Cedar Lake--it's a Rockwell-Collins parking lot. Pretty sky around 8:40 p.m. as I near home.|