The surprising pleasures of  being last, by an impressive distance

I’m practically a galaxy far, far away from anyone in the group I was cycling with, but it’s given me a chance to take more pictures & think more fun thoughts. They’re less about keeping up with people and more about enjoying the ride, which is nice metaphor for life (and maybe a cliche, but a good one).
I should wander away from pondering, post some pictures, & get back on my bike. 

The pictures show how the countryside is ordinary, relaxing, and full of surprises, including some large dinosaurs.