Other things I’m feeling alright about are the fact that I raised the training wheels on my son’s bike this vacation. He crashed twice and jumped up excitedly and exclaimed “I crashed!” Yes, he is definitely my boy. Also, I feel excited about seeing a deer on a quick ride I took on Mom’s bike to a piece of undeveloped land by the Ossipee River. My brother and I were simultaneously, yet independently, considering this property. Our minds, being of the same gene pool, obviously operate similarly. The deer was cool, I dumped Mom’s bike off and crouched down and tried to get some photos of her, but the road was shadowy and the night approached, so the camera couldn’t pick her up.
My biggest disappointment was not reaching out to Dana with whom I had wanted to hook up and ride with. As my trip approached I knew my days were filled and heavily influenced by other family members, like my 3 year old son, and my parents who vacationed with me. I took my rides when I could get them, as I do when I’m at home. Anyway she is located a short hour away in Maine, beautiful riding in that great state…another time, perhaps. I also fell shy of the 1000 mile mark, something Heather hit a while ago. I’m one good sized ride away. I’ll hit it soon enough…