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Old 08-22-01, 12:03 PM
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What a ride!

Just a typical ride to work....the same 7 mile commute with an added 20 mile detour...

But, last night it rained. By 7 AM when I left the house, except for a few puddles, the roads were dry. The sky had but a few scattered clouds, just enough to make the sunrise breathtaking in my rear view mirror. The temperature was right at 70 degrees, and the wind was dead calm.

I rode along, keeping up a pretty good pace for an old man, just really enjoying myself. When I looked around, I got to enjoy one of the most beautiful sights you can imagine. In the foreground was a dark green soybean field. Behind that was a golden field of wheat stubble. And, for a backdrop, was the morning mists raising off the lowlands. It looked almost mythical! I only wish I could somehow describe to all of you what I was seeing, but I am afraid that my command of the Kings English is just not up to the task!

And to top it off, I even got to ride for a few miles with a real road warrior, which for me is a rare treat!

And the really bizarre thing about this is that as good as this morning was, I know that if I keep biking, it will even get better!

How cool!

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Old 08-22-01, 05:09 PM
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Yeah, those who don't ride in the mornings miss out on some pretty special stuff sometimes. I'm trying to think of words to describe this morning's sunrise out of the ocean, but I gave up 1/2 hour ago.

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Originally posted by nebill
...I am afraid that my command of the Kings English is just not up to the task!
That'd be the King's English. No malice intended - just admiring the irony

BTW, beautiful story. I get moments like that occasionally, seeing the sun setting behind the oil refineries. Sometimes beauty is found in the most unexpected places.
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No problem, Allister! I actually thought it should have been spelled "Kings' English" but decided to leave it like I posted it! I just never know what I will learn when I come to this forum!!

The sun rising out of the ocean, or setting behind the refinery...you know, the really important thing is that we are out there enjoying these spectacular moments on our bikes! How wonderful for us all!
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