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#330daysofbiking Day 54: eight hours in a car

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I hope there is no one checking the official rule-book, because I’m not entirely sure today’s ride would even count as being valid.  I rode Mason’s bike.  Around a parking lot, to his dorm.  Period.  So sue me.  I did, in fact, ride a bike today.

Spent the day driving to and from Clarksville, in the rain, in Memorial Day weekend traffic – taking Mason back to APSU for his 5-week summer job mentoring at Governor’s School.  Maybe it was just the long day in the car, or the traffic … or just the fact that I will be missing our summer rides together for the next few weeks.  But I am feeling a bit cantankerous at the moment.  I am , of course, so happy that he has this great opportunity, and am sure that after a good night’s sleep I will feel more normal (whatever that is?).

But until he returns in July, I shall be missing his eagerness to be out riding – even when I drag him with me through the rain and in the dark.  Even when I know I am holding him back, yet he is kind enough to let me decide the pace.  I will miss his silly comments, his teasing, the way he shakes his head and always laughs at my crazy ideas.  His patience when I make him stop so that I can take photos.  So Mason, if you should read this … I hope you know.  Miss you, babe – have fun!

Mason's summer room-mate ... back in the dorm (APSU)

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Posted by savaconta on May 28, 2010
2 Comments
  1. 05/29/2010
    Tim

    Don’t kick yourself too much. Inevitably we all have to ride in a car at sometime.

    Look on the bright side. You’ve raised a son who can “mentor in calculus and vector analysis.” Wow.

    • 05/29/2010

      Heh heh … thanks Tim, as always. Yes, I am happy/proud of him and his nerdy ways, LOL! Hope you have a great long weekend with lots of riding, my friend!

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