We've had grey and dark weather for almost two weeks. Yesterday evening, after the eight o'clock news, the weather man said that the sun would be shining today. And even though the temperature would be way below zero, I'd be riding on 2 wheels. Yavixa had her share during the past months, Yivalté had just been out on the velodrome, so Lobbes the Pioneer would have the honour today. Not for a long intensive ride, just a bit over cruising, to enjoy the scenery and maybe stop for a nice photo a long the way.
And so I did. The roads weren't totally clean, so I 'd made the right decision to leave my racy Fuego at home. My initial plan was to go to the Fochteloerveen, but I changed my mind. I went for a more compact ride around the heathland. There where small patches of old snow on the roads her and there, so I had to be careful.
I gave some sheep a little extra exercise, passed the Lancaster monument and made a nice photo after I'd left the asphalt.
Just before I rode back into the civil world, I spotted a silver heron. It was a good thing I had my camera ready to quickly make a picture, before it took of to the blue sky. I was home again after after 33km, warmed up my hands again and had a cup of thee.
If you're done reading and watching the photos, click 'play' and enjoy this great song by ELO from 1978.