Once again, the best opportunity to ride was in the evening. The sun was setting over my next door neighbor’s hilly field, and I just ” saw” my bike on the crest.
Today was a very fine day … not so much the biking (although it was lovely), but being embraced by some like-minded friends. Inspiring exchanges with some great people in the cycling community – people who have such a great positive outlook on the cycling lifestyle, sharing the joy, advocating through enthusiasm … all of the stuff I love and admire and strive to be a part of in my own small way.
My friend Darryl at LovingtheBike invited me to be a part of the conversation – with a gracious mention in his June Look Who’s Loving the Bike page today, in the company of some other amazing cyclists and bloggers, including Ryan Van Duzer and his cross-country journey on a 3-speed (this is a must-watch video). 😀
I am especially enthusiastic about what Darryl is doing at LovingtheBike – there is something for everybody, and the content is always delivered in a positive, fun (and sometimes funny) way. One of my favorite posts is The Cyclist’s Wife … it is perfect! Mostly, his site captures his attitude and excitement about cycling, his love of life and his family – and is such a great platform for spreading The Love. I’m a fan – I hope you are too. (And thanks again, Darryl, for letting me join in the fun!)
The other bike-y stuff of my day …. did some initial experimenting with the new boat and the Xtracycle. Have to confess, this is looking a little sketchy. The depth/shape of the hull on the new boat is fairly different from our old beater boat, and although I managed to get it loaded and pedal a short distance, I’m not convinced I have the pedal- and front tire clearance I need to safely take her out on the road. The X can haul virtually anything … and I’m not ready to give it up, but some additional adjustments may be called for.
Oh well. Tomorrow is almost here. Still loving the bike … with or without the kayak on board.