A short detour off my usual route to the grocery store took me to the fishing pier at Lake Boren Park in Newcastle this afternoon.
Three fishermen were trying their luck with hook and line when I showed up in between a series of showers. (Maybe I should carry my own fishing pole and try to catch dinner next time.)
I’ve ridden a lot of miles under the guise of running errands to the grocery store over the years. It’s not uncommon for me to add between 1 and 20 or 30 miles to a trip to the store.
The ride by bike takes about 10 minutes. So on bad-weather days, I’m all warmed up and acclimated to riding by the time I get to the shopping center so I just keep going. In good weather, I’ll swing by and pick up whatever I need on the way home from where ever.
Today I only tacked on an extra mile. Still, I got to enjoy a few pleasant moments watching the ducks on the pond and the fishermen angling for dinner.
30 Days of Biking
Total days — 12/12
Total miles — 151 miles