“You are a lovely change of pace,” a guy bicycling by me called out yesterday morning. We had just launched off from a stop light with about 6 other cyclists and I moved over to the right after seeing that he needed to pass in my rear view mirror. I don’t know if my helpful maneuver or my skirt and pink helmet elicited the remark, but it made me laugh and say, “Thank you!”
A change of pace is really what I needed, after a too-eventful week. To that end, I chose to ride the Lakefront Trail yesterday evening and this morning. Even though it’s quite out of the way and adds about 2 miles to my otherwise 4 mile work route, sometimes it’s totally worth it for a lovely change of pace, free of cars.
p.s. I’m not trying to hold out on my new bike news, but I don’t want to post about it until I have it and there’s an unexpected delay, so probably by early next week.