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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Brother In Law Bill

Bill is the outdoor physical fitness type and an avid biker.  He and his wife Candy also are serious "dog rescuers" usually keeping the maximum allowed by city law in Minneapolis.  Bill visited us a couple of weeks ago and the weather was glorious.  Naturally,
 we took Lily our new GSD for some hikes and also went biking.....
The native prairie at Lake Louise State Park.  The next day Bill and I biked the Shooting Star Trail which partially runs through the same park. It was there a year ago last June that I crashed and burned. It was then that so enthralled by the spring wildflowers, the birds singing and the gorgeous views that I forgot I was biking, rolled to a stop and fell off my bike.  It's true. Anyway this was my first outing since then.
Bill with our bikes at the Shooting Star trailhead in the little town of Leroy. Not wanting to overdo it I put a halt to the ride at about the ten mile mark.  Heading back home Mrs. T. had a nice lunch ready for us.  Afterwards, leaving me in my easy chair, Bill headed off for a thirty plus mile ride on the Root River Trail.  That man is definitely an inspiration for my physical fitness program!
 
 
 

18 comments:

  1. glad he got you back in the bike saddle! :)

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  2. That is one beautiful prairie! Good for Bill and good for you to go along...ten miles seems far enough to me:)

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  3. I say you did great for the first time back out!

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  4. Great to hear that you are back on the bike!

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  5. Ten miles would have been fine with me

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  6. Ten miles is amazing for your maiden voyage. So glad it was uneventful. My brother is like your BIL. Older than me but he and his wife log over 1000 miles on their bicycles each year.
    Loved the fact that they are into rescue.

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  7. Someone like Bill would be good to have around---keeps you young!! (or sore?)

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  8. Gone are the days when I went biking. I wouldn't trust myself to try it now. It is a way of keeping fit though so good for you in 'keeping at it'. Ten miles is better than none.

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  9. Congratulations on getting back in the saddle, TB. It looks like it was a glorious day, too. Thanks for taking me along. :-)

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  10. Good for you! Great photos too!! Tell us more about how he rescues the dogs and how he does with them? I know some folks just have a gift with animals.

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  11. Glad you stayed focused in spite of the beauty around you. Great photographs.

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  12. Hubby and I recently bought new bikes and I have been loving it. I have to admit, the first day I forgot how to use the brakes and almost got T-boned. I was used to the brakes on the handlebars, but my new bike has the pedal brakes. Very scary. Be careful out there and enjoy! Love your photos!

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  13. I'd say you have reason for being a little shy on the bike...but 10 miles?! For the first time out?! Hey, that's pretty good! Glad you got back on again.

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  14. Cycling is a great activity. I enjoyed it greatly for a few years until I had to stop.

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  15. I think ten miles is quite a trek! Is the bike ride's objective mileage or observation? --- barbara

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  16. Your title had me smiling from the start, as both of my sisters married guys named Bill - thus, two Brother-in-law Bills.
    Ten miles is very impressive for your first time back on a bike in a year!

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  17. Shooting Star sounds like quite the trail .
    I'm impressed with 10 miles !

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  18. The native prairie is appealing, a great place for inspiring exercise, even if engrossing distractions of that environment present danger of crashing. Glad you were up for a successful redo.

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