Best blog post title, ever.
Yesterday, Matt and I went biking… and stumbled upon a llama farm.
Yes, a llama farm. Is that not the most random thing ever?!
Let’s start from the beginning. As I mentioned, last week Matt and I bought our very first road bikes!
We both really like biking and used to bike together occasionally in DC, but were always using old mountain bikes — not exactly the best for biking on the road or even paved trails. Matt didn’t have a bike at all anymore, so we decided it was time to make the investment so we can enjoy biking together on the weekends
We took the bikes out for a short ride on Friday night, but yesterday was the day to really test them out. 80 and sunny in February? Man, I love the south.
We had a great ride — both of us LOVE our new bikes! I can’t believe how big of a difference it makes having skinny tires and a much lighter bike. I was SO much faster and more comfortable. Biking on the road was a lot more fun than it used to be on my old mountain bike! Especially when hills were involved!
We ended up biking 16 miles, starting from our neighborhood and doing a loop through some of the country roads by here. One of the things I really love about Chapel Hill is how easy it is to get out into the country! It’s so close you kind of forget.
And now — the llamas. To preface, a few weeks ago, Matt headed out for a run. He came back over an hour later, sweating buckets and talking a mile a minute. He said he had gone some random weird route, gotten completely lost, and found a llama farm. Clearly I just patted him on the head and told him to go take a shower.
Well — hot damn, he didn’t have heat stroke. There IS a llama farm here!
It’s about 3 miles away from our place. SO random.
I have no idea what llama farms are for. Do they just shear them and sell their wool? Hopefully they don’t do anything mean to them!
It was such a wonderful day for biking and enjoying the country sights. I’m a pretty slow biker, but I can’t help it — I like taking in the scenery
We stopped to say hello to these horses, too!
I’m so excited to get more into biking! Next time our plan is to pack lunch and have a picnic somewhere along the way
Sadly now it’s Monday and I have a long day of class ahead — boo! Time to get back after it. But first — I need some serious yoga in my life — time to bust out my Bob Harper DVD! My legs are feeling pretty stiff and a bit sore today, although surprisingly, I think the biking actually helped with post-long run recovery!
Anyway — hope you all had nice weekends. Ta-ta for now!