I drove to Redmond after work yesterday for a mtn bike ride. The sky was dark and threatening but I was determined; and it payed off as I stayed dry the whole ride. I started from the ballpark near Redhook and rode the Thrilla route with a few short detours to explore. It was fairly warm and the senses were alive: the smell of barbeque on back patios, the sound of lawnmowers taking advantage of a break in the rain. The whole ride I only passed one person on a bike; we shared a hello, both acknowledging that we were in on something special.
Twenty-five miles on a Thursday evening can improve my attitude 100%. I’m back to my normal self. And now I am off to Boise for the weekend, to get in some good rides and see my loved ones.