I got to take a ride today. It had been a little while since I had been out. Last week I got the bike out and it made it to the driveway for about an hour and had to be put back for bad weather.
So this morning, I got the bike out and started riding before I really had a chance to second-guess myself. I didn’t really have any destination in mind. I had a quick thought about a road I always saw cars turning onto and I wondered why everyone wanted to take that road. Where did it go?
So I went and found out what all the fuss was about. It turned out to be a parallel road that goes to a neighboring town. That’s good to know. It’s good to have options when traffic or whatever happens.
Once in the neighboring town, I thought about what I would eat. I had another memory that there was a pizza place across the road from the Boston Market that I had always ate at. Whenever I would eat there, I would stare at this pizza place and wonder what it was like. So, why not? The pizza turned out to be pretty good and they had a good salad. Not awesome, but nothing to stay away from. While I was there, I could tell it was obviously a “family-run” business. They had the kids in the back prepping food. And as only young siblings would do, they were fighting. Normal employees don’t tell each other to stop doing something and when asked why, state “because you suck at it!”
On the way back, I came across yet another road that I’d wondered where it went to. It went parallel on the other side of the main route. So I went out and back on either side of the main router between the cities. Interesting.
As is evident in the picture, the clouds were pretty prevalent throughout the whole trip, so I got the bike back home and put it away. When I was out, i didn’t see many bikes; maybe six. Later that afternoon on the way to dinner, I saw just as many or more, but they were all battling the downpour we were all in. And I was in my car.