Sunday I watched sun rise.
Always a good way to start the day.
I put on my fancy new shoes and waited for Team K to arrive for our ride.
Aren't they just too cute? Love this couple - lucky to know them! They graciously agreed to meet me for a leisurely ride. It hurts my hamstring to ride my bike. I have pretty much zero power in my left leg for climbing or going fast so I was thrilled that they were up for a slow ride. It was a little chilly that morning - first ride this season that I needed a jacket!
Of course we stopped to pat the alpacas when we found them. Recently shorn except for their legs, it looked like they were wearing leg warmers! The sweet little alpacas wanted attention but were a little shy.
These guys were NOT shy at all and wanted ALL the love! Oh mah guah, every time I pat these
dogs polar bears I want to take them home! So soft, so sweet and so friendly! You can't tell in the photo, but they are my size. Huge animals!
Mr. K did some @ss kissing. The donkeys are precious and just love sugars!
We spotted a newborn calf. No, like fresh out of the oven, hours old baby calf. Hard to see in my phone pic, but it's the little black spec next to momma cow. She kept her eye on us and wee one's still wet coat was glistening in the early morning sun as he wobbled around taking his first steps. Is there anything more life affirming that a newborn? We just stood there, speechless at what we were witnessing. Truly a blessing to our day.
This cow approached the fence but soon grew bored with me and sauntered off. Yes, this cow sauntered. Unlike the dogs, alpacas and donkeys, she was totally unimpressed.
Oh yes, we did some cycling too! Got about 30 miles in and saw dozens of other cyclists. A few even smiled, waved and spoke to us - shocking! It was a gorgeous day for cycling! The sun was bright, the wind was low and the temps were in the 50's. It warmed up soon enough but I was glad for the morning of riding with friends. Riding just for fun. We made plans to meet again soon for a country ride - in a few weeks we'll be able to enjoy the changing colors of fall. The cooler weather is coming!
Unfortunately, we did have a few injuries for Team K. One slow-mo fall and one scrape up against a stationary object. But it didn't slow them down! I'm so blessed to have so many active people in my life. Generous with their time, experience and knowledge, this group of incredible people I've found. Not just anyone would meet me at the crack of dawn! It was a great day of riding and I'm looking forward to spending many more early mornings out in the country on my bike. Now, I just need to get some knee warmers...
What's the most exciting thing you've ever seen on a ride or run?