It's a muggy one out there and at points on the ride in I felt that, although I was cruising down a hill, the air wasn't moving at all. Sticky! But still really fun. I'm glad I rode in today. It seems like it's been a while and I was starting to feel guilty. I've ridden off road on my new Salsa Dos Niner http://salsacycles.com/bikes/dos_niner/ , which I adore, a few times lately and am really loving that. I'm registered for this fun little race and need to keep putting miles in, both on and off the road. http://www.dakotafiveo.com/ I raced it last year and took 2nd in my category and for some reason want to torture myself and do it again. The best course I've ridden in a while and fun camping with fun people makes this a great way to spend Labor Day weekend.
Anyway, back to commuting... I saw 6 people on bikes today on my ride in! I think that I'll count the number of cyclists I see on my daily trip in and report accordingly. My favorite today was a kinda crazy looking guy who had turned an old Trek mountain bike frame into some sort of crazy low rider. The rear wheel was the same I think (I flew by him on my way down Leavenworth so the details may not be 100% accurate) and the front wheel and fork had been replaced with a super long choppered out fork and probably 16" wheel. Hysterical. I also enjoyed the mom and son duo I saw pedaling out of Field Club.
I left Copper at home today and she only pouted for a minute. Yoga tonight and with out a car to lock her in, we'd all be doing a little different version of Downward Dog. She likes to get on the mat with you and challeng the pose. So, I ditched my guilty feelings of leaving the doggy at home and turned them into positive thoughts about pedaling in!
Over and out.