It was a welcomed change that I was able to get out for a daytime ride today. I avoid riding during the rifle Whitetail deer hunt and that ended Sunday. The temperature today was at 15°F with flurries floating down and a moderate wind from the southwest. More about the eagle later on the above picture later.
We received 5" during Sundays snowstorm, but in what seems a constant, it has been snowing lightly.
The local golf course has been put to sleep for the winter.
I ride the fixed gear on roads during the winter for the ease of maintenance. To say the least, even with the studded tires, the roads were sketchy today. With the small storm and the light snow, many of the roads I rode had the surface covered with packed ruts where traffic had traveled and loose snow where they hadn't. It made for some heart in the throat moments. Because the fixed gear bike provides no way to coast, the combination of road conditions along with some hills added to the thrill.
For a short time today, I had this Eagle use the same road that I was using. I came upon it and as quickly I as I could readied our cheapo point and shoot I carry. I was very surprised at how close I got to it. It would fly three times from one tree to another along the road before we parted company.
Because we are blessed with many Eagles in our area, this is not the first time I have seen them fly down the road in front of me. It is however the first time I was able to get the camera out from its hiding spot and get a couple pictures.
Although the conditions were not the absolute best for cycling, the Eagle proved what a person can see by just getting out and doing something. I would not have witnessed this from my garage, or the comfort of our home. Proof positive of (see below)
Lets get outdoors and have some fun!
PS...Thanks for reading!!