Slow Ride

15
Nov
2013

Slow Ride

Slow-Ride-soozed

Time spent wandering,

thinking.

Silent.

Long, slow, distance.

Color, crunch.

Dark, desolate.

Always exploring.

 

Fall ride,

feed my soul.

Take me away

from the hurry.

 

Fall ride.

Slow ride.

 

- Suzanne

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9 Responses to “ Slow Ride ”

  1. Eric Hutchins on November 19, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Have to admit (being old) that when I saw the title on my browser I thought, FOGHAT.
    Seriously though, as always love the pic and the spare, awesome, text of Suzanne’s post.

  2. AmandaGaleKotyk on November 16, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Once again, Suzanne, you’ve moved me. I miss fall….the crisp morning air….the colours….the crunchy leaves. Thanks for taking me back there. ♥️

    • suzanne deveney on November 16, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      Any time, Amanda. Glad I could bring back a good memory for you.

  3. Daniel Christianson on November 15, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Have just spent the last
    couple months traveling from AK through OR, ID and now in UT. I seem to have
    experienced several different stages of fall, kind of all mixed up. But there is
    no mistaking now that the next season is on its way. Fall always feels like the
    end of something, more than just summer. It is a time for reflection on whether
    the plans you had last spring actually played out like you hoped they would
    then. Usually not, but sometimes its all for the better. And you
    are right, for myself anyway, it is definitely time for a slower pace and a bit
    of reprioritizing. So far so good.

    • suzanne deveney on November 16, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      This is truly what riding a bike is all about…

  4. gswbike on November 15, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Good one Darryl. I totally agree. I too had several very enjoyable rides this fall while it was still warm. As I transitioned from morning to afternoon to early evening rides when the light is at that golden hour. When the crops are being harvested, the light, shadows, fall colors and smells combine to cause me to slow and take it all in and contemplate the changing of the seasons in the environment and in me. Too nice, too important and too beautiful to ride through quickly, but to reflect and enjoy. Good one Darryl. Thanks for prompting me to remember.

    • Darryl is Loving the Bike on November 15, 2013 at 11:23 am

      Thanks for the kind words, but this was written by Suzanne. She posts each Friday with an amazingly beautiful ride report and photo.
      It’s great to hear about you loving your nice fall rides.

      Darryl

      • gswbike on November 15, 2013 at 11:51 am

        Yep, I totally missed the byline. I just got caught up in the words (Suzanne’s words) and my thoughts of my slow fall rides. I realized my error as soon as I hit the post button. I edited the text my my efforts were too late as you can never go back. My most sincere apologies Suzanne.

        • suzanne deveney on November 16, 2013 at 2:45 pm

          No worries at all! It’s nice that people can relate to this. It’s my favorite time to ride.

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