Stuff I see – Clydes

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Yesterday afternoon was a hot one!  I had spent a little over an hour suffering through our painting project, but when Pam had to leave for a prior commitment, I jumped on my bike since I was sweaty anyway.  I planned to spend two hours in the saddle, and timed it pretty perfectly.

There is a family out east of town that breeds and raises Clydesdale horses, and they have them pastured several different places as you head out of town.  As I approached this particular group, I noticed some really odd behavior.  What attracted my attention in the first place was the amount of dust they were raising, but then as I came to a break in the bushy fence line, I could see the three on the right walking a tight circle, one after the other.  I’m not sure what they were up to, but they were lined up and circling in an intentional behavior.

I could see a clearer break in the brush as the road curved around ahead of me, so I decided to pedal over and get a video.  Unfortunately, they noticed me stopping and stopped their circling to watch me.  I waited a couple of minutes to see if they would start again, but we seemed to be in a Mexican standoff in the heat, so I mounted back up and continued my ride.

I ended up with almost 35 miles for the day, but there was enough of a breeze that it kept me riding pretty slow in the heat.  In spite of that, I enjoyed myself and accomplished my purpose of getting the good endorphins flowing to counteract the grumpiness that was building from painting!

Here’s the GPS track if you’re interested.

God bless…

TW

 

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2 Comments on “Stuff I see – Clydes”

  1. Elizabeth Swadley Says:

    I enjoy your posts! Aunt Betty

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  2. limomaroni Says:

    I dig them Clydesdales!


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