After days of gray the sun finally showed itself. To celebrate I took a midday meander along the Clive Greenbelt. I left my baggage behind and rode off on a borrowed bike. It always feels strange riding without the accouterments. No handlebar bag, no bell, no bottle cage. Bare bones indeed!
The trail was quiet, which was good. It made it easier to dodge puddles and slippery spots. I think I enjoy this trail best when there are no leaves on the trees. It makes it easier to see who might be coming around the next bend. The highlight of the ride was spotting an unidentified owl species. I'll have to check my bird book to see if it's native to Iowa.