Saturday’s Bike Ride (8/14/10)
I was on the bike by 8:30 AM on Saturday morning, pedaling my way to campus for a work meeting. Getting out the door that early any day is hard; I made it easier by minimizing my grooming and throwing on work-out clothes. Normally I like to look nice and dress up a little at work, but I think on Saturday, nobody cares what you wear. The rules of dress on suspended on the weekend!
It had been a while since I’d had a nice, long bike ride. I think my last long bike ride was motivated by shopping in July. And this post, Just Riding Along, is the last written record I have of any bike-riding. All of this is to say that I’ve missed the bike! Being able to ride on Saturday morning turned out to be such a treat that it didn’t matter where I was going or how sweaty I got on the way there. It was glorious! I’d estimate it was about 25 minutes of biking to campus. On the way back, I picked up my weekly groceries from the best little hippie food store in town, Brazos Natural Foods, then biked my way back home with meal provisions. I love doing errands on a bike; it makes them so much more fun. Except when it’s raining. It’s not as much fun then. But if we got rain, I would not complain. Come on, clouds! Come on over to College Station, Texas!