It was near 3 pm when I headed out for a ride. The hybrid is in the shop for tune-up, so aired up the tires of the road bike.
When I climbed on the saddle of the bike, I was surprised how much higher the ride seems to be from the hybrid. I had not ridden the Rail for nearly a year. As usual, the Rail seemed to push me for riding faster. Had the bike up into 12 along the Lake Manawa Trail - had not done that in a while.
I had parked at the Lake Manawa Nature Trail lot. When I got to Indian Creek, I was debating to turn back or ride around the lake. After a rest and slug of water, I headed up Indian Creek Trail for a loop around the lake. Stopped along the golf course to take this photo. Had not noticed previously but someone had created a fallen soldier/MIA memorial in their front yard.
Finished up my 7 mile ride. Was tired but felt good. spent the rest of the afternoon and evening writing in my memoirs and selecting photos for them.