Last night, Linda and I get home from work at around 5:00p, rush to get the bikes ready for our ride... get the battery packs for the lights mounted, check the air, give the bikes a quick look over, grab and fill the water bottles, strap the 'puters on. Get changed and ready for the ride... leg warmers, two layers on top (it's still in the low 40's here), gloves (liner and long fingers), two pairs of socks, shoes, shoe covers, head cover, etc. and we're finally ready to go.
We head out of the house, make a right out into traffic onto the main street and away we go!
I see a biker coming up quickly from behind and as he pulls up, we exchange greetings and small talk. I think I recognise him, so I ask if I know him from perhaps the local club rides. "TCBC?", I ask. "Yes. Thursday night rides", says he. I ask his name and in the course of the conversation, I recognise him as one of the local cycling advocates - you know, safety, more and better bike paths, safer streets with more lanes for cyclists, etc.
So, we continue chatting for another mile and a half until he peels off to go on his route and Linda and I head off on the remainder of our nightly ride. And as he heads off, Linda and I chat that it's a good thing to have folks like him and that it's good for cycling.
Now we're about 2.5 miles into our ride, Linda looks at me and asks "Where's your helmet?".
Does this qualify as a "senior moment"?