Wednesday, July 05, 2006

JOURNAL: July 5, 2006

Yesterday I took another rousing bike ride, along River Road in the early morning haze and down Greenhaven Road to Route 1, and then gradually up the sloping hills to school. It was a silent, windless, muggy morning, and I was drenched with sweat when I got off my bike at school, but it was a fun ride, nonetheless. I felt lively as I climbed the hills and sailed along the flats. My summer riding strength seems to be completely restored, and I feel like I might be ready for some extended rides in the next few weeks. (See pictures, above, for scenes along my route.)

I joined some friends last night for a 4th of July barbecue steak dinner. The evening was warm, so we sat out on their screened porch with only a flickering candle for light as the night’s coolness came on. The steaks and orzo salad were fabulous (the hostess is a chef par excellence), and the friendly conversation couldn’t have been better. Off in the distant darkness, we occasionally heard fireworks exploding as we ate and talked.

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