Today was the Grand Boulevard Trail to River Trail (south bank) to Eagle Lake Trail. Because it was warm all night long, I was able to make an early start. The initial and final three miles were the same, zigzagging the back streets east of Air Depot Boulevard between Reno and SE 15th Street. The Grand had very little traffic today, just a couple of duffers on Walmart bikes. I was riding pretty hard and left them behind quickly.
The redbud trees are in full bloom right now. In one park I encountered some unknown tree that had fresh green leaf buds, white flowers and something bright red, as well (but the shot turned out rather poorly). I didn’t sense any allergies and just rode hard the whole way. I am now able to stand on the pedals and churn with both legs; the right just twinges a little. Even better is that my energy level is staying high enough for the whole ride.
It’s good to see the spring!