Weekly Photo Challenge: How do you fuel the fires of optimism?
The answer is in the waves.
I have the biking itch. In January. In Wisconsin.
I used this photo in a post last fall and in eyeing it again, I see the optimism of spring and feel the hope of an early biking season. The neighbor and I were looking out upon the shores of Green Bay, in September 2015, during a Door County two-wheeled trek. The day was absolutely gorgeous, the kind of day one wants to bottle and then release in mid winter when the cold overstays its welcome like a rude, uninvited guest.
Good for the soul and the itch.
26 responses to Optimistic Waves
I too am hoping for an early spring. Riding all winter indoors on a trainer isn’t very much fun
I like your idea of bottling a perfect day and pulling it out again during the bleak months of winter … but at least the sun is shining today 🙂
I know what you mean by an indoor training bike. Boring! I have been on the rowing machine at the gym as I don’t seem to be as easily bored. But, really, there is nothing like riding the real thing on the road or trail.
Interestingly, there is a guy that bikes to work almost every day, even during the past week in the frigid winter. I see him around 6:30 am. I don’t know what his story is, but man, that guy is like stell. I wish I had that kind of determination and will.
hmmm – I can’t remember the last time I was on a rowing machine.
I’m always looking for cross training options … I need to keep that one in mind.
The guys who commute through all kinds of weather are just crazy. I did however see a bunch of guys on the trail with fat bikes a few weeks ago. I think I could get into winter cycling with a fat bike 😉
Agree with you, waves are perfect for “fuel the fires of optimism” – they are so inspiring… 🙂
I envision the waves crashing over the snow, melting it, turning the grass green.
“when the cold overstays its welcome like a rude, uninvited guest” – I love that line. That was last year’s cold here in CT. Good luck getting your bike on the road early.
I’m hoping for April, Dan, but March would be excellent for a first bike ride.
I wish you luck. I’m hoping my shoulder lets me get back on my bike this year.
I thought you might escape a tough winter, but I guess the weather’s showing us now.
It hasn’t been too bad…better than the last two winter’s by far.
This one is more gorgeous!
Thank you Sony! 🙂
Great pic. First we have to get through this blizzard before thinking of Spring!
Hey, as long as you can make it through the snow to the local brew pub, you’re okay.
That’s a very pretty place and I can feel the hope! I hope you get your early bike riding season! 🙂
Thanks, I hope so too!
Maybe you could print up all your springtime photos in large format and stick them to the windows. And then get an exercise bike and set it up in front of the windows. And put a fan on for wind and a heat lamp for sun. And have someone throw bugs at you. Voila! Springtime riding in winter!
Everything sounded good until the throwing bugs part. No thanks, I’ll wait :-\
If I lived closer, we could have joint exercise sessions. You could ride your bike and I could run after you on the treadmill and bark at you.
Ummmm….how about if you don’t bark and sit next to me on the rowing machines. We’ll race.
Oh, I like that idea! Let me go pack my zootie!
OK, I’ll wait right here.
Isn’t it great when an image can bring back the feel, the temperature, the sound? Twp wheel time is coming!
I may have to go to the garage and sit on the bike…and imagine 🙂
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