First bike ride of the year.

This morning, I went for my first bike ride of the year. Actually, it wasn't really the first; I have ridden my bike to Klättercentret. But this was the first bike ride on the hilly trails in the forest.

I rode over to Järvafältet to help do some work maintaining the mountain bike trails that criss-cross the forest. We put little bicycle signs on trees to mark the trail. We also removed debris from the trails and tried to drain water away from the trails so they aren't quite so muddy. Here Lotta and “Tolvan” dig a drainage ditch.

And here I am clearing muck out of the ditch. The ditch worked well and drained most of the water off of the trail. On the right is Oskar, another mountain biker I met today.

After a few hours working in Järvafältet, I rode around Brunnsviken and then back home. It was a nice cool day, and the sun even peeked out from behind the clouds and warmed things a bit.

Near the boathouses at Brunnsviksbadet, I caught this photo of a tiny blue flower, one of thousands covering the ground by the shore. For more flower close-ups and nature photography, visit my other weblog, Cygnus.

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