A visit to The Haig

I didn’t spell the title of this post wrong. Bugman and I didn’t go to The Netherlands this evening. First tandem trip of the year, and we went to The Haig.

See?

the haig

We picked up our freshly-trued front wheel from Sonny’s Bike Shop this evening after work, and the weather was grand. Couldn’t resist taking the tandem out for a spin.

It’s 12-miles round-trip to the now-closed rural school at Haig – a perfect distance for an evening ride.

Bugman preparing to saddle up.

Bugman preparing to saddle up.

I was so happy to be out riding, I laughed out loud for the first block. I’m sure my neighbors thought I’d cracked.

Back seat selfie!

Back seat selfie!

Looks like some momma cows have been busy. Must have been tough with those calves in the spring snow we got this past weekend, which you can still see in the crevasses of the bluffs.

Looks like some momma cows have been busy. Must have been tough with those calves in the spring snow we got this past weekend, which you can still see remnants of in the crevasses of the bluffs.

The Canada goose numbers in the North Platte flyway aren't what they were a few weeks ago, but there were still a substantial number settling down into the stubbly fields.

The Canada goose numbers in the North Platte flyway aren’t what they were a few weeks ago, but there were still a substantial number settling down into the stubbly fields. I heard a western meadowlark, too. He sounded kind of garbled, like he was really out of practice.

Rear view sunset. I was sure glad when the sun set. On an out-and-back west-east route, the late-day early-spring sun is not your friend. I had "floaters" from attempting to watch traffic behind us as the sun was laying on the horizon.

Rear view sunset. I was sure glad when the sun set. On an out-and-back west-east route, the late-day early-spring sun is not your friend. I had “floaters” from attempting to watch traffic behind us as the sun was balanced on the horizon.

A big THANK YOU to all the courteous drivers out there who gave us plenty of room on the road!

It was a good ride.

Copyright 2014 by Katie Bradshaw

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