Sunday Ride

It was a cool windy day today, but I am determined to get in a few more long rides on my road bike before putting it away for the winter.

Since the winds were from the southwest today, I decided to ride to Mississauga to my dad’s place for a visit.  It took me an hour to ride there.  Whenever I would drive by the hydro corridor crossing Tomken Road south of the 407 I would always be tempted to stop, but its not a good place to pull a car over.  One of the things I like about riding a bike is how easy it is to stop to take pictures.

Love all these hydro towers so close together.


It was almost 25 kilometres one way.  Other than around places of worship, traffic was very light and most drivers changed lanes to pass me.  I think the very bright flashing LED light I have started to use on the back of my bike draws drivers attention to me and causes them to change lanes which is exactly the behavior I want.

After a visit and a bowl of butternut squash soup I was on my way.  The ride back, even though up hill, wasn’t too bad with a tail wind.  I had to stop to eat a pear just south of Steeles as the soup wasn’t very filling.  I also grabbed this image at the top of the bridge over the railroad tracks at West Drive south of Steeles.  I like these colours together.  Perhaps I will use this picture as inspiration for a quilt some time.


I also stopped at Starbucks at Bramalea City Centre for a coffee and pumpkin spice scone.  It was good, but I often find scones to be a bit dry and this one was no exception.

Owen started a class today in video game design.  I would be pleased if he started to use the computer to create rather than just play games.



About Lisa Stokes

I am a stay-at-home mother of four whose hobbies include photography, quilting and cycling. I have recently started to advocate for better cycling infrastructure in my community. I am the photographer at the Brampton Quilters' Guild.
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