I've been gone for a while, but now I'm back! Life is oh so good. I went on a lovely bike ride today with my intended and all I could think the whole time was how lucky I am.
- I have my health,
- a great job,
- a wonderful son and
- a fiance who is just as crazy and adventurous as I am.
- Not to mention the fact that we have the W & OD trail just minutes from our house.
The biggest difference between the trail and the streets around our neighborhood is the traffic and I don't just mean the fact that we don't have to contend with motorized traffic. Good Heavens!! That trail is like a bike superhighway! Those bikers were going SOOOO fast! It was a little disheartening to have people whizzing by me as though I was standing still. But I was going the perfect speed for me, so I am determined not to let the bastards get me down.
A few weeks ago Joseph and I were staying in our hometown for our 30th high school reunion, we decided to ride all around town. Luckily it's a relatively small town and the "downtown" area is pretty flat (although my mother's house is on a really steep hill and that's where the rig was parked), but anyway we zigzagged all through town and saw lots of lovely houses and lawns that we had never seen before. We also saw all sorts of people, people working in their lawns, or running their errands. It was about 9 am on a gorgeous Saturday morning and I just couldn't help myself. Everyone we saw prompted me to sing out GOOD MORNING!! Well, let me just tell you that small town or not, we startled a LOT of people. I couldn't wipe the grin off my face. I'm sure some of those folks are still wondering if they knew us.
Have a great Sunday and my app recommendation for today is MapMyRide!!! I love it!!