If it isn’t apparent by now you’re probably not paying enough attention so let me remind you that I LOVE riding my bike. I spend an inordinate amount of time carefully crafting my words to get this across. But sometimes a picture can capture a feeling more than any amount of words,carefully crafted or not, can describe. The Bike Shop Hub posted this pic on Facebook the other day and they nailed it. This is exactly how I feel every time I push off for a ride.
(Written Friday Evening):
Today was a day filled with a little bit of luck, a little bit of work and a ton of fun.
Mrs. Bgddy and I caught a break in the weather and went for a 20 mile easy ride. Her legs are a bit tired from putting in a record week on her bike(s) and I’ve got a big 115+ mile weekend so I was more than happy to take it easy for a second day in a row.
Rather than stop for lunch we decided to finish our ride and head out to pick up balloons and party favors for my eldest daughter’s birthday party tomorrow evening. We grabbed a quick bite at our favorite, Q’doba afterward and then ran home. I caught a few z’s then got some work done.
This evening, my wife took the birthday girl to see Greg Louganis speak so that left me and my youngest to fend for ourselves. Well, desperate times call for desperate measures… We went to Fudrucker’s for burgers! After all, when you’ve got a couple of pounds worth of miles to put in, you’ve got to fuel the effort! Out we went. Now that kid lives to sit in the back and hammer my wife and I every chance she gets, for slug Bugs. Well this was daddy’s night and I hammered that kid.
We got to Fudrucker’s without any bruises or hurt feelings and had a fantastic time talking about school, math and even played a few rounds of “I spy” waiting for our food. Dinner was stellar as always and so was the conversation, though I won’t lie, man that kid can talk! Cripes, I was exhausted by the time we rolled into the driveway.
So here I sit, chilling in my spot on the recliner couch watching the Tigers while my little girl is watching “Bee Movie” on my laptop in my room. A fantastic start to the weekend.