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late light

There are moments on my bike where I wish I could magically bring along a non-cyclist, put them in my pocket or carry them along somehow – just so they could experience the incredible feeling and the beauty of traveling home quietly by bike.

It is a glorious time of year to be on a bicycle.  I love coming home in the late afternoon light with the trees glowing and the long golden shadows, there is a chill in the air, and I have that wonderful tired-but-fulfilled feeling that comes from a beautiful day spent riding from here to there.  I know that a warm bowl of soup is waiting for me in my warm kitchen.  Maybe some spiced tea and a good book later.  I wish there were a way to share the feeling with someone who’s never experienced it.

Why would you want to travel any other way?

time again for gloves and my PINK! visibility jacket 😉

Posted by savaconta on November 10, 2011
10 Comments
  1. 11/10/2011

    Great photographs! We had snow today and all the leaves are already off of our trees. I spent two hours riding in light snow/ice/sleet, but a bad day on the bike is better than a good day in the office.

    • 11/10/2011

      Thanks much … I must confess I am envying your snow, though. 🙂

  2. 11/10/2011
    Tim

    I’m so jonesing for a long country ride. Having to live vicariously through your photos. Thanks.

    • 11/10/2011

      Well, I can’t say it was all that long, but it was definitely country. 😉 Cannot wait to see the birth of Thorpe! (Perfect name, btw).

  3. 11/10/2011
    Jeff

    Cassi! Sarah and I miss you guys…

    • 11/10/2011

      Oh man..!! DITTO! We seriously have to get together – and apologies for all of the lost time. I hear Charles remodeled the shop and I haven’t even seen it yet. I promise to phone (or knock on your door 😉 this weekend!

  4. 11/10/2011

    I, too ,am enamored with fall. There is nothing like the crispness, the smell of leaves, the beauty of a bike ride through it all. I especially like your first photograph. Enjoy!

  5. 11/11/2011
    LP

    Ok, I’ll sign up to ride in your pocket. I can taste the tea already. It’s wonderful, and I CAN experience it from your description…..LP

  6. 11/12/2011

    How did you take the last photograph anyway? 😮

  7. 11/12/2011

    I’m pretty sure I know where you got your inspiration for that last photo. ;-} Don’t you just love new ways of seeing the ride?
    Did you ever post the “what we carry” photos I sent you? Would love to see all the photo responses you received.

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