Harmony I’m a day late for the photography 101 posting so I decided to create Home and Harmony. The crocus are in full bloom making a nice contrast to my house.
Let me clear the air about winter riding. When it was cold and there was snow and ice, I was determined to get out and ride. I bought studded tires, rode on them three times and praised their suitability for winter conditions. I lied. I don’t like winter riding on ice and snow. I don’t dislike it either. It’s just something I do. After riding a few days in relatively nice weather I can honestly say that winter biking kind of sucks. But I still do it.
The weather is improving daily. Today it was 50 ish. Tomorrow 60ish and Thursday near 70 F. Friday I leave for Vermont and will be riding there on Saturday morning. The rest of the day is party time. My older brother is celebrating a milestone birthday and the whole family is gathering at the East Coast Estate. Tune on on Sunday night for that story.
Today was a 28 mile ride on the road bike. When on the “Felt” it’s a training ride and the camera very seldom leaves the bag. But when something special show up, it time to get out of character and ad lib for a few minutes. There is a farm in Rochester, MA that raises Clydesdale horses. They are famous for “red neck beer” but that is not there only specialty. They are magnificent animals and big. Really big.
When I came out of the country store in Rochester, a guy on a motorcycle pulled up. “Nice day for a bike ride” I said to break the ice. “Sure is” When he spotted my bike he said, “nice day for a bicycle ride”. I responded, “I just said that’, but it’s also a nice day for a motorized bicycle also”, pointed to his full dress Honda.
It turns out that we both do long distance touring. The difference is that it took him a week to ride cross country and it’s going to take me a month to go halfway across. When all is said and done, we will both have great stories about our adventure. He already does. Mine is still in rehearsal.
I also ran into a woman who often joins us on our group rides. June, like me, likes to ride whenever. We don’t rely on group rides. We just decide on a whim and go. Naturally she was riding the wrong direction when we crossed paths so were were relegated to a brief chat.