I picked up my new bike today. Riding a new bike is much like being with a new woman. I’m still learning exactly how she handles, but I’m excited, and want to spend as much time with her as I can.
I took a bus from work to the bike shop to pick her up, so I could ride her back to work. I rode with my daughter to go out for pizza (and beer for me).
Then I rode my 11-mile loop. I haven’t ridden that route in a while, but it was a quick ride before bedtime with “the other woman”. Night rides can be very peaceful. My route takes me out in the country, where I run across more wildlife than humans or cars. There is barely any sound other than the hiss of the tires on the road, and the wind in my ears. The new bike is silent, smooth, almost supple.
Don’t bother telling my wife. I’ve already been caught.