Friday, November 5, 2010

Farewell Ye Staple of Summer

This weekend we turn the clocks back. Of course, for a bike commuter, this signals an increased reliance on lights and more riding in the quiet, secluded envelop of darkness.

In many ways I look forward to this phase of the commuting year. Many save one. For this changing of the time forces me to bid farewell, for a season, to a staple of my commuting rituals and that which is one of the most appealing.
After a long hard day in the office, I look forward to this all important ritual. Taking a little detour on my ride home. Riding to a nearby park. Settling down on a secluded picnic table. Enjoying a cold beer. It is at moments like this, with iPod Touch in hand, that the beginnings of many a blog posts are born. In fact, it's where this one saw the light of day.

With the changing of the time, it will be dark when I pass this spot over the next 4 or 5 months.

It's sad! I know!! Take heart my dear readers - Spring is but a Winter away.

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