There’s nothing better than cycling down an open country road in the late summer evenings. I have always loved the thrill of being outside and exploring in the wilderness. I usually get my fulfillment in this area from riding my bike. As you may have read in a few posts of mine last year, I was previously doing competitive road, mountain, and CX bike races. Our schedule since then has not quite allowed for the same training schedule that I have done in the past, so I am not currently racing. Regardless, I am still in love with cycling and the freedom I feel on a bike. And I still do my best to make time for these little adventures.
In the last few weeks, I have been going on some chill rides to get my legs used to cycling long distance again. These rides have included a little bit of everything: hill jam sessions (basically hill climbing), my normal treks out to Jones, Oklahoma, and even a couple detours along my routes to snap a few photos. While I cycle alone a lot of the time, I get a great fulfillment from being involved in the community of cycling in Oklahoma City. Occasionally I will participate in group rides or just go out with a few cyclist friends. It’s great to share this passion with others who also love cycling. Here are some photos that I have snapped over the past week on my Summer cycling adventures. If you haven’t looked into it yet, you might be surprised at the local bike rides, runs, or other activities in your own community. Marilyn and I have met and made friends with so many new people this way and love that we can share this passion with others and build each other up. We encourage you all to get involved and just try a ride or start one in your local community!
Photography via iPhone by Kaleb Nimz