Find Your Happy Place
I haven't been in a good space today: prepping for a new class next week, writing a couple case studies for a customer, and reading the news from Iraq all really bummed me out. By all rights I should've gone for a bike ride since it was a gorgeous day, if a bit chilly, but I'm not quite ready to start the season yet. Instead, Cairo and I went for a brief car ride along one of my bike routes just to outrun the blahs for a little while. Hopefully people aren't sick of mountains and other scenes of bucolic splendor (I'm not):
Typical Vermont juxtaposition: a farm with ski slopes in the distance.
This is a farm I pass near the end of one of my favorite short bike loops. A 22 mile tour of small towns, dairy farms and rolling hills, with a 6.6 mile stretch at a 5% grade (more or less a Category 3 climb by Tour de France definition). I really need to get out there!