Friday, January 15, 2010

Chasing the Rabbit

At 6:25 when I get on my bike the sky is barely light. I have 40 minutes to warm up before I meet the rabbit and start the chase. On the way the sky changes to shades of crimson and blue.

I meet the rabbit and we are off. As we drop into a valley icy cold air hits my face. My eyes begin to water. We climb up another hill and the temperature rises slightly. The rabbit starts to pull away. Too early to lose him, I scramble to chase. We fly past dewy fields and several cows. I can hear my breath. I urge my legs go go go! We fly downhill again. The rabbit is stronger and larger than me, I pedal extra hard on the downhill to try not to lose his wheel. Then to try not to lose sight.

Chasing the rabbit is one of my favorite rides of the week.
I'm really thankful for great friends who let me chase!

14 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

How fun is that!!!

MM said...

I always laugh when my power going down a hill is as high as when I'm climbing. Just so I can stay with the guys who have a downhill weight advantage.

Snakebite said...

"The rabbit is stronger and larger than me"

One can only conclude you are a hamster. ;-)

The road goes on forever and the party never ends.

Amanda said...

beautiful! I LOVE rabbits.

t-odd said...

Just keep trying. You'll gain enough weight to be able to keep up with that rabbit.

Mama Simmons said...

Sounds like a great way to start your day!

D said...

At 6:25 this morning it was pitch black (like middle of the night styles), POURING rain and I was throwing a ball for a dog. FML.

Chloe said...

What a wonderful way to start your day! Have a great weekend!

Running and living said...

Awesome!

Meg said...

A hamster, no, you're the fox! Beautiful pictures.

Angela and David Kidd said...

Sounds fantastic. And if you are taking pictures while chasing the rabbit I am even more impressed.

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Super fun! Is the rabbit Ian or Kevin or are they interchangeable?

Jill Costantino said...

That "rabbit" is going to make you one fast rider! Love the pics of the scenery - so pretty!

Bob Almighty said...

nice ride!