Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hooray For Fall in Florida

RIDGE MANOR -- I couldn't wait to start cycling this morning.

Strapped on the front blinking white light. Made sure the red strobe light was blinking on the back. And began pedaling the Trek 2200 road bike a little after 7 am.

After six months of perspiration in the morning, my arm hairs tingled thanks to 60-degree temps and a cooling dry wind from the northwest.

It was off to the Withlacoochee Trail at State Road 50 via Flatwoods park -- a 64-mile journey through Zephyrhills and Dade City. Ridge Manor here I come.

Early morning clouds disappeared and a clear sky emerged as I bucked a steady headwind from the north.

It didn't matter at all, those winds in the face.

Fall and its dry, cool weather are here.

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