Saturday November 5, 2011
We wanted to go for a nice long bike ride on Saturday, but one of our bikes was out of commission. Of course we didn't fully realize that until we were a few miles from home, but we managed by taking turns riding the broken bike. It was quite the workout- riding a broken bike on major hills is a painful experience.
The difficult ride was worth it. We happened to stumble upon a small trailhead and followed the sandy trail through the woods and up to some high bluffs overlooking the ocean. I forgot a bike lock so we had to leave the bikes and put our faith in the honor system.. and the fact that they were on a dead end road in the woods.
We reached the bluffs in time to watch the sun go down, which was so beautiful. Unfortunately, this meant we had to ride back home in the dark. (I used my iPhone as a light so cars could see us.) We were both pretty nervous, but didn't discuss our feelings on the situation until we were safely inside.
We had to quit our bikes after the 4 mile ride back to town. As dark and curvy as the road had been, the last mile home from town is worse. We thought about our options for a few minutes in the freezing cold and decided to ditch -read: hide- the bikes and call a cab. As soon as we got home we jumped in the car and drove down the hills to pick up the bikes. So funny.
Such a good day. I hope your Saturday was, too!