Well, after a 20+ day hiatus I actually rode a bike today.
I took some time off from work to prepare for and then to move two daughters back into school. It was a pretty intense schedule but we managed to get everyone where they needed to be, with their stuff, on time. In the process we put over 2000 miles on our Van.
So now that all that lovely excitement is behind us once again, I can slowly slip back into my normal routine that I like to call 'My Life'.
Phase one...... commute via bike everywhere I can. I rode the Trek to work this morning in wonderful 04:00 a.m. empty street darkness. That was the easy part. Last night I must have spent close to 45 minutes gathering up all the needed equipment such as lights, tool kit, spare tubes (oops, I forgot my pump...oh well!), helmet, riding gloves, lock and on and on. Goodness but somehow I had spread that stuff all over. Some was in the house and some was in the garage. It's amazing how I manage to loose track of my gear so easily over the span of just a few weeks!
Phase two....recreational rides. That will be an issue as the wife is still having ambulatory issues and depends entirely on me to get her around town. Oh well. I know I'll be able to squeeze in some rides each week, they will just be a bit shorter than in the past.
Ahhhh, life is good again.