Saturday, November 13, 2010

Freedom to Ride a Bike

Today was a beautiful, sunny day with a sometimes brisk north wind, and I could think of nothing better to do than pull out Old Sam and go for a bike ride. Old Sam is the 1983 Trek 510 that is smooth, basic transportation. The all steel frame seems to absorb the bumps in the road better than any of my other bikes. I took the big ring off the front so it just has seven gears, but that is just right for rambling around Ennis.

I had no plans for this ride other than to just enjoy it. It was not long before I realized the Veterans’ Day flags that the Rotary Club puts up all over town were still out, and I took several shots of Old Glory painting the breeze. It turned into a 15 mile ride, and seeing all the flags and thinking of Veterans Day made me think fondly of my favorite veteran.

Thanks again, Dad.

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