Temperature was 44 F, winds from the WNW at 8 mph, at 7:53 am, so a bit of a headwind but not bad. On the return at 10:30, temperature was up to 51 F, winds 10 mph from the NW so a nice tailwind.
Then in the afternoon, I had an appointment to get to (okay, a massage. I took a half day off). At the bottom of the hill where I live, I heard an interesting bird call and thought, oh, that's a hawk (I've been listening to my bird call CD!). And there it was flying overhead. I wish I'd got a picture of it flying because it was more obvious it was a red-tailed hawk, but this picture of it in a tree turned out better than I was expecting from my little camera:
Here's the start of the bike path at 2:30 pm:
Now the temperature was 58 F, winds 11.5 mph from the NW, a nice day! After my "appointment", I went grocery shopping and headed home about 5:30 pm. Temperature was 56 F, winds 10 mph from the NNW.
I forgot how much fun it is to ride the bike path in the late afternoon. There's so much activity! Look at all these bikes:
Which looks more fun, riding the bike path (left) or driving in the traffic (right)?
There's lots of other activity too with people walking their dogs and babies. It's fun.