I originally had plans for a 42-mile birthday bike ride yesterday – one mile for each trip around the sun. Other things came up in the morning, and that didn’t happen.
Diane did buy me a few gifts and baked a German Chocolate cake for my birthday. I borrowed my daughter’s bike and Diane and I rode seven miles to Apocalypse Brew Works and back. The bike was a bit big for her, but she did well for her first time on a bike in a few years. She handled traffic like a champ. She had to walk a hill, but will probably manage it next time once she gets better about shifting. She had a positive attitude the whole time. She’s a wonderful, happy, woman, and I love her.
She was a little more tired on the return trip, but still was happy and good-natured.
The trip was made euro-style. We didn’t wear bike-specific clothing or helmets. He carried some luggage, and I hauled a growler home full of beer.
Tonight’s plans have changed. We were going to go camping, but the weather’s not looking good. We’re going to wait until tomorrow night.