The workday was stressful. The only thing that made it tolerable was the pleasant bicycle commute bracketing it.
The day improved greatly once I arrived home. Diane was there and had prepared a meal. It was nothing fancy, but it was tasty and ready when I walked in the door.
The weather forecast has been threatening rain, but I lucked out again, and only had a few sprinkles on the way home. The skies cleared after dinner, so Diane and I left on a bike ride.
She wanted to see my commute route, so we rode to my workplace. From there, we turned east and rode to the Big Four Bridge. She didn’t want to ride on the bridge due to the pedestrians, but we locked up the bikes and walked across.
After walking back to the Kentucky side of the bridge, we got back on the bikes and rode to Louisville Beer Store and each drank a beer out on the patio. There were a lot of cyclists there. I only recognized one of them.
We left there as it was getting dark. We were well-lit and taking city streets. There was a thunderstorm in the distance, but we never got rained on. We made another stop at a convenience store for a couple of six-packs of beer before heading home.
Once home, Diane took a soak in the tub. Her legs needed it. We rode nine miles together. That’s her longest ride yet. I’m still hoping she’ll ride next Wednesday’s Ride of Silence.
She doesn’t like wearing a helmet. I’ve been wearing mine less now that the weather has warmed up. I bought a glasses-mounted mirror so I can still see behind me. Today was another helmet-free day.