This morning I took an early bike ride along the shore with a friend. We met under clearing skies in a small village by the sea and then cruised along the various beaches for about thirty minutes. We didn’t exhaust ourselves. It was just a pleasant chance to feel cool air, get a modicum of exercise, and talk about many things. There were almost no cars out that early, so the roads were ours as we pedaled and chatted side by side. We stopped at a turn-out where motorists (and bikers) can get a beautiful view of the sea, and then headed back to the village for breakfast in a small, welcoming cafe.