|Monday, Oct. 16--Hybrid Bike Clarence in the leafy bike rack behind Warde Hall.|
I have the mid semester blues—just feeling a bit busy, sleep deprived and under the weather.
But biking sure helps. And biking lately has been gorgeous—cool weather has followed some recent rains that took the dry edge off of the outside here in Iowa. We’re still weirdly warm, but weirdly warm in the second half of October is still a bit cool.
No killer frost yet, and frankly, it will be welcome when it comes. I’ll miss the greenery but not the insects.
|Tuesday, Oct. 17. I had to guest lecture in an 8 a.m. class, so this is the Rockwell-Collins pond around 7 a.m. Great morning for a an early ride!|
Anyway, on the first day of fall break today, I intended to ride to the gym. Well, I did ride to the gym, but I managed to make the 1-mile journey a 12-mile trek by swinging over to the Lowe Park Trail in Marion, first.
As you can see below, it was very pretty. I was riding my road bike today. Monday and Tuesday I rode my hybrid bike, and it was nice to be back in that saddle again.
I hope all you Iowa bikers have found some time to enjoy this delicious fall weather!