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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Bicycle wheels rolling

Today dawned with the promise of relative warmth, and dry roads too.

This is the first winter in a long time when my bikes didn't call out to be ridden. Somehow riding in the cold on roads leaking snow-melt and scattered with sand and salt didn't appeal to me this winter. But today? Today felt like (and was) a turning point.

It was a great day for the first ride of the season, of the year. There is snow in the woods, ice on the ponds, but there is ground clear of white too. And oh! it felt good to be riding!

quizzical look on the face of an alpaca

This alpaca lifted his head from feeding to look at me, perhaps wondering about the two-legged creature traveling on two wheels.