Hot Weather Bicycle RIde

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/4.5, 1/300 sec, ISO320
“Shady Trail” Round Rock, 2023

Despite the 105° F heat, Piplup and I went for a bike ride today. I took precautions to stay safe in the heat, such as covering up with sun protection and drinking plenty of water with electrolytes. We rode at a slow pace from our house to the end of the newly-renovated trail. The renovations have made the bike path much more enjoyable to ride, as it is now uninterrupted by any intersections with the street. I rode about 27 kilometers and only had to cross one major street. 😀

It was a great ride, and I’m glad we took the time to do it. Even though it was hot, we were able to stay safe and hydrated. I’m looking forward to going back on the trail soon.

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/4.5, 1/200 sec, ISO320
“Piplup and Ferns” Round Rock, 2023

Ride To See the Sunset

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/1900 sec, ISO32
“Sunset” Cedar Park, 2023

I thought the sun had already gone down, but when I realized it didn’t, I quickly rode to my standard sunset spot and took a photo before continuing on my ride around the neighborhood. I wish there were a few clouds, though!

Evening Bicycle Ride

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 1.55mm, f/2.4, 1/380 sec, ISO25
“Sunset Brompton” Cedar Park, 2023

Everyday I have to make a decision – do I go running or bicycling? This evening I chose the bike and enjoyed it quite a bit. One thing with exercising in the evening is that there are a lot of other people out walking and jogging so it’s fun to say hello as I ride past. On my mid-day runs, I hardly see anyone because people it’s so hot out, and many people are probably at work. Those runs are also nice though because I enjoy the solitude.

But the sunset rides are great opportunities for photos. I even captured a little cloud tonight. 😀

Hot Weather Bicycle Ride

Photo info: OLYMPUS E-PL9, 9mm, f/10, 1/400 sec, ISO200
“Piplup at the Park” Cedar Park

I was feeling cooped up today, so I went for a long bike ride with Piplup. The temperature at noon was about 92 ° F, which isn’t too hot, but it was enough that the normally crowded hike & bike trail was almost empty. I stayed safe by bringing plenty of water and wearing a white long-sleeve sports shirt to protect myself from the sun. The breeze made for a super-pleasant ride!

Ready to Say Goodbye

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/60 sec, ISO200
“Rossa” Cedar Park, 2023

I’m selling Rossa, my Bianchi mountain bike. We’re trying to lessen the things we own and I think having three bicycle is too much. I can probably just keep Piplup, but I can’t bear to part with Sophie. However, Rossa is one that I don’t really ride often so I have put it up for sale. Hopefully she will find a good home!