Rain bothers me. Why? Because riding a mountain bike on a muddy trail is ill-advised.
Yesterday I was dying to get on my bike and the rain had finally moved on out of the metro area, but all area trails were undoubtedly too wet too ride. So I decided to take a spin around Lake Hefner on the paved trails.
I had never ridden the lake trail that circles the lake, so I figured, ‘What the heck …’
I’ve got to say, it was a good workout and I’m a bit sore today. The nearly 10-mile trail wraps around the lake and is a surprisingly smooth and mostly uninterrupted trail.
It took me about 35 minutes to ride the whole thing.
Riding the dam section was almost the best part because of the scenery. Finishing my ride on the east side of the lake and looking back west across into the sunset was the best.
I’ve found a new outdoor pleasure.