I had a wonderful time on my Monday and Tuesday adventure. I was quite sore on Wednesday, so I drove to work.
Today, I forced myself to get on the bike. Once I was rolling, it was worth it. I took the recently re-opened Waterline Rd on my ride to work. It’s a peaceful wooded stretch of road and I rarely see a car. I did see two turtles on the road.
I wasn’t feeling up to riding home after work, but I really didn’t have good options. Traffic was bad. Drivers were rude. I really felt for a while that the world isn’t meant for people anymore, but instead is made for cars.
I pulled into a parking lot, walked over to some grass, and just sat down and enjoyed the feel of the grass. I was a bit farther from the road now, so the traffic noise was more distant. I thought about napping, but figured it would be a bad idea. After drinking some water and reflecting on where I’ve been recently, I suddenly felt much better.
I hopped on the bike and the rest of the ride home was awesome.