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!
So cute :)
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!