Monday, May 4, 2015

Spring Biking in Wisconsin’s Northwoods

Spring is a time of renewal... the skies open and temperatures warm, inviting us to experience our first ride of the season. The days are longer, the sun shines brighter, the bugs are yet to hatch, and the warm and cool air fluctuates dramatically with slight elevation changes. 

The ephemeral ponds are full of frog calls, and the forests rich with wildlife song & movement. Porcupine and wild turkeys are frequent visitors. Baby turtles hatch and find their way to the water. Hawks and grouse exit and appear in forest openings. Loons and swans glide through diamond-sparkling waters. Eagles and hawks fly overhead, riding the warm thermals.

All of this reminds us we are part of something beautiful. A delicious sense of being is experienced as the sunshine warms our bodies, as the Hermit Thrush sings its ethereal song, and when the butt aches but we continue on because it feels oh-so-good! And, the smells... sometimes brackish, sometimes so fresh with ferns, soils and more it’s indescribable. 


Nature-rich roads with company, in solitude.
Open views and lavender sunset skies.

Hearing sounds clearly, seeing more vividly.
Letting loose your voice, singing or humming along.

Fresh air pitstops along crystal clear lakes.
Ice cream, coffee, beer, iced tea - what’s your pleasure.

Make it your pleasure. 

Enjoy a ride this beautiful spring day.

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