Today was a very fun road bike ride. I did my favorite ride--halfway around Lake Monona, then hook up to the Capital City Trail and take that until it meets up with the Southwest bike path back into town---a fun downhill ride for about 5 miles, then my usual bike path home to the east side. The ride is mostly on bike paths both in the countryside and city. I really enjoy it. That ride is usually is about 25 miles, but I did a 3-mile detour today because it was "Ride the Drive"! John Nolen Dr and East Wash were closed to cars and full of bikes instead. It was so fun! I wish rush hour looked like this every day!
Here were some beautiful trees on the Capital City trail. Were they dogwoods in bloom? I don't know.
Here's John Nolan drive,
and East Wash.
It was a perfect day, about 80 degrees, sunny, low wind and humidity.
From Dec. 22, 2008 to mar. 14, 2010 I posted about my daily commute in Madison, Wisconsin. It was fun to log pictures of the bike path and my brief thoughts and weather conditions throughout the year. Then I got interested in other things and stopped blogging for over a year. I still commute daily, even longer now (7 miles one way) and absolutely love it.
Now I'm blogging my biking experiences while traveling. I love to take my road bike and mountain bike along with me on road trips in the car. It's a great way to see the country and meet locals. It makes business and family trips a lot more fun, in addition to vacations.