Not often you get to ride a bike in 70 degree weather in Nebraska in November, but I took advantage of it and got almost 60 miles in today, mostly gravel, about 25 miles following a major canal system that feeds water to a major power plant.
The power plant is HUGE and can be seen for miles away, a sure landmark to use and not get lost if your not a local. One shot heading east, the other one looking back west.
Pretty fancy sign for poor old dirt farmers!
Finally heading into some scenic country here, dropping down the road to Birdwood Creek.
This is a clear, fast running stream that originates clear up in the middle of the sandhills as a natural spring. It then feeds into the North Platte river.
A few locals were out wondering exactly what I was up to.
This is a really neat road any time of the year.
This bridge is one of only 2 left in the state, sadly it's scheduled to be demolished in '09 and replaced, we ride road bikes over it a lot and go 20 miles north into the sandhills, I thought I should get some photos while I still can.
It's getting late, sun is setting, what a beautiful day to be out on a bike!
Low and behold, 13 miles from home my gracious neighbor showed up with frosty beverages and we finished the ride out in total darkness, it was still 52 degrees at 6 pm, AWESOME! Get out and ride a bike, I don't know about you, but it makes me SMILE!