Saturday, July 18, 2009

"The Postman", oil on hardboard, by Sheila Vaughan

Today I took a breather from bike riding, a welcome chance to let myself go and settle back. I did some long and exhausting rides each day this week, and this day of rest is my reward. I’m breathing deeply, putting my feet up, loosening up, and cooling off. In a way, I do miss riding. It’s a great feeling to be following roads on a bike, letting the roads choose the right route. The feel of morning coolness on my arms is one of the best I know. I’ll be out there for sure tomorrow, pedaling in a good rhythm in the early pleasantness of a summer day.

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