Thursday, October 27, 2016
Todays ride was my typical 40 miler. While it was cool, 50 degrees, the wind was a mild 6-7 mph from the NNW. However, for the first time in my riding experience I encountered a first. Looking ahead on the country road I saw an object that I couldn't immediately identify. As I got closer I was surprised to see a cow in the middle of the road. Hoping it would not turn and charge me I turned on my bike camera. Fortunately, the animal turned and began sprinting down the road. I have never seen a cow run full speed. It was hilarious. When it reached the end of the fence line it turned and ran into a barn. While I have encountered many animals on my many bike treks, this was my first cow. All ended well and I went about my business.
On another note, it looks like I will be buying a new bike. It is a newer version of my Cannondale Synapse. Looking forward to the new ride.