I spotted an iPhone laying on the side of the road on my way into work yesterday morning. I stopped, went back, and grabbed it. It was undamaged and functional. I called someone in the contact list who got me in contact with the owner. He was grateful to get it back.
I took a little bit of an alternate route to work. I rode a slower pace along the river. It did add about a mile to my route. It was a beautiful day.
I also took advantage of the weather during lunch, and two of us went on a lunch ride.
I almost bailed out of riding home, and asked for a ride home. I was in a fair amount of pain. I rode home anyway, and I’m glad I did.
I felt strong and fast on the way home, then realized there was a tailwind.
One of the churches along the way was hosting a blood drive. I hadn’t given since October, so I stopped in. I’ve rode after donating before, and it’s never been a problem. It wasn’t a problem this time either.
As my commute home was nearing an end, I spotted something on the side of the road. It could have been a cell phone in a carrying case. I turned around. As I got closer it looked more like pepper spray in a carrying case. I picked it up, it was a small LED flashlight.
I never really imagined myself picking up and keeping objects on the side of the road, but I can always use another flashlight, and if I didn’t pick it up, it would probably just remain more debris on the side of the road.