I haven’t done much bike riding other than to work and back. I haven’t even done enough of that.
My commute is mostly flat and can be high-stress due to traffic. So tonight, I went for a nine-mile spin in the country after dark. My lights lit up the cats, skunks, bats, and even a frog along the road. The night insect noises and the whir of my tires were the only noises. There were a few hills to challenge my legs a bit more than usual.
There was some distant lightning that was my cue to keep the ride short. I really wasn’t in the mood to get stuck in a thunderstorm. I’m now home, and the lightning is still distant, so I could have probably squeezed a few more miles in, but I’m happy with the ride I had.
Although short, this was the best ride I’ve had in a while. It does wonders for clearing the mind.