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Overdue Bike Ride In The San Bernardino National Forest

In Un-Business Stuff on November 21, 2013 at 6:05 am
Beautiful view of the canyon!

Beautiful view of the canyon!

A few weekends ago I was able to break away from my house and go for a beautiful, long overdue ride on our Shadow. I wasn’t gone more than a couple of hours, but it was much needed and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride, the freedom from technology, the fresh air, and just being able to enjoy the scenery with no other noises (except the voices in my head, which I managed to shut up for a little while). As I rode I just thought about absolutely nothing for a while, then I thought about how extremely grateful I am for my family and everything I have, and even to work on a few things in my head that’s going on in my life right now. It was exhilarating, beautiful, relaxing, and something that I know I need to do more often just for my sanity.

I didn’t know where I was going…I just got on the bike and rode. I went up the main street through Hemet (Florida/74) and ended up going into the San Bernardino National Forest toward Idyllwild. The roads wrapped around the mountain and I felt so free climbing up that mountain. I only went a short way up as I knew that my family would soon need me back home to cook dinner, clean up, and just be Mom and Wife. I stopped at a couple of turnouts and took a few pictures.

The first turnout had a beautiful view, but as I was taking pictures I noticed something odd…there was a motor home in the canyon below, along with another structure of some kind. Yes, somebody lives down there. Definitely not something I see everyday!

Can you see the motor home and other building? Look very closely

Can you see the motor home and other building? Look very closely…

 

Another great view of the canyon!

Another great view of the canyon!

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