Today was my first solo ride since before my surgery. It took a lot for me to motivate but I had to get outside on this beautiful day. I took off on my road bike. Wow, it felt so strange but pleasantly familiar at the same time. My legs felt surprisingly good. The fall colors are becoming more vivid and I could hear the leaves crunching under my tires even over my i-pod. The Lakes were calm and empty of all the geese. They seem to have already left for the season.
I forgot how my perspective can change when it is just me and my bike.