Today provided yet another reason why I love cycling. I rode 75 miles in a charity event (with another 75 miles slated for tomorrow). The scenery in Virginia was wonderful, as always. The companionship was delightful. The rest stops were just the right distance apart from each other and well stocked (Thanks volunteers!), and the weather was just about right.
At the conclusion of the event, there were massages, a wine tasting and a fantastic dinner. Somewhere in the midst of it, a 20-something woman actually told me, "I love you." (It had something to do with saving her bike from a would-be thief).
I don't think it gets any better than this.