On my ride this afternoon, I stopped to adjust my helmet straps, and while stopped saw a partride hen pecking around in the grasses on the side of the road. I stood very still, and she eventually walked over to me, pecked at my shoe two or three times and then moved on. When I reached for my camera in my jersey pocket, she took flight. I never knew these birds would get so close to humans. Or, maybe this one had a serious vision problem. In any event, it made my day. I am sooooooo glad that I've got two wheels to get me out and about in the world!