I had a long, rough week at work, and I'm still recovering. I had to force myself to get on the bike and ride today. I hadn't ridden too far before I started feeling refreshed.
I've been on a roll, book wise. I haven't read too many books over the past few years (I'll explain why sometime in the future).
Over the last couple of weeks I've read two books by John Steinbeck. Nathan (The Friday Cyclotouriste) suggested I read another Steinbeck book, The Log from the Sea of Cortez. Unfortunately it wasn't available at this book store. I ended up grabbing a copy of Into the Wild. I read another Jon Krakauer book, Into Thin Air, several years ago and really enjoyed it.
After the book store I took a quick ride down to the trail. Apparently somebody just had their 40th birthday.
I like riding this short section of dirt trail. There are some very minor obstacles, roots and a few rocks, it's just enough to give me an idea how my bike would handle off-road.
I've always thought that there is much that could be done with this house. I like the double doors, glass, and mid-century modern looking metal work near the entrance. I was surprised to see the for sale sign in the yard. It's way out of my price range, but if there's an open house, I'll be there to check it out.
As I was taking a short break on the trail, a very fit gentleman passed by on his carbon fiber road bike. He slowed, turned back around and asked if I was the Rat Trap Press guy (or something to that effect). Like most cyclists, he probably wouldn't know me from Adam if I was walking through the mall, but he recognized the bike in a flash. I have a hard time remembering faces, but if I'm on a group ride I'll remember somebody by what they're riding. It was nice meeting you Paul. I'll see you out on the trail.