Text from Rob received yesterday morning:
I can’t believe how fast you went! I barely caught you and I was in an automobile! I am so proud!
Happy, happy day! First bicycle commute to work! Cannot describe the awesomeness! It added a whole new dimension to my day, seriously: for instance, I was sitting at my desk and thought, at least 4-5 times, “Hey, remember when I was on my bike a couple hours ago? That was amazing!”
On the way home from lunch, I was parked at a light behind a BMW (obeying the rules of the road), then decided to cut around him and cross the street (not obeying the rules of the road). As I passed, he rolled down his window and said, “You are the best-dressed cyclist in all of Saratoga!”
“Thank you!” I shouted back.
[Please note Eli in background planning escape. Please ignore stack of books going to Goodwill.]
72 degrees of perfection yesterday. 77 forecast for today. The weather can just go ahead and stay this way for the rest of the summer, please and thank you. Bicycle, I love you so dearly, it’s almost unfathomable.
OH AND: Thanks to Caroline for mentioning this to me. It’s a very crucial addendum to this post. It speaks to me, obviously.
[Queen “Bicycle Race”]
“Jaws was never my scene and I don’t like Star Wars…”