It was another gorgeous autumn day (sunny and cool), so I went out for a short (28-mile) bike ride. Along the way, I saw two bobcats on the trail. I stopped my bike immediately to get a picture. One of the bobcats scampered into the brush. The other sat watching me. As I approached with my iPhone, the bobcat—barely more than a kitten—rose and walked ever so slowly toward me. I didn't want to get bitten, obviously, so I backed up and reached for a stick. Finally, the bobcat sat on its haunches as I snapped pictures. The image in this post makes the bobcat appear close to me, but it was a telephoto lens. I was about eight feet away when I snapped the picture. The bobcat who ran away was probably this kitten's mother. The kitten's stomach was shrunken, so it may have been begging for food. I felt sorry for the critter. I also saw a coyote on today's ride. My average speed was 17.03 miles per hour. I've averaged 17.08, 17.07, and 17.03 miles per hour on this course in the past two weeks. One of these days, I'm going to work harder and reach 17.5 or even 18.0.