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Riding the Golden Circle

All photos taken on October 1, 2022, during our 25 km bike ride through the local rural routes.

Another stellar fall day and wondering what to do, our thoughts turned to a bike ride out in the country. The day was warm, but the breeze made it feel quite cool. Our batteries were slightly depleted from our 33 km city bike ride, but surely we would have enough juice to battle the winds and see some stuff today.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

5 thoughts on “Riding the Golden Circle

  1. I had to laugh at the truck turning with all those bales. You caught it at a great moment, there is almost a suggestion that a few might topple off. I’ve had similar experiences with cows in the north of Scotland. One time I thought there were going to stampede me, then realised they were playing out some manner of dance. How often did you have to pull over to avoid being gravelled?

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    1. We were glad to be out of his way. That is a lot of weight to haul with a gooseneck trailer attached to a pickup truck. According to Bill Bryson, cows are more dangerous than we think. A lot of hikers in UK, Aus and NZ have been killed by cows, when hiking through pastures. Who knew? Maybe they hear what happened to their friends and it was payback time. We pulled over about 4 times. It was a slow day. We have seen what happens to windscreens when stones get thrown up by passing vehicles. Cheers and Happy New Year Leighton. Allan

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