Decided that a three-day weekend was not long enough, so I burned a vacation day to go for a nice, long ride. I was rewarded with mild temps, light traffic, and no texts, calls, or emails. I’d say that it was a vacation day well spent.
I have ridden this trail hundreds of times. I’ve ridden it so many times that I probably take its very existance for granted. Today was different, though. For some unknown reason I felt compelled to stop and just take it all in. I listened to the prairie dogs’ chatter, and exchanged a few words with a woman who was walking her dog. I wasn’t thinking about my job, Strava, or even this blog.
And for that, I’m very grateful.
The calm before the storm.