Oh my gosh, SO beautiful riding to work this morning! Today gifted me with one of those days that makes you wonder why anyone would ever submit to being shut inside a car.
I remember reading a piece a while back that suggested that when a driver gets angry at people on bikes it’s because he/she envies us. We look so happy, after all. On a day like today that hypothesis makes total sense.
As with yesterday, I started off under slightly overcast skies and reached blue skies about the time I got my view of the Space Needle from the Melrose Trail. It just kept getting better all day.
A little before noon I rode to a lunch meeting in SoDo, rolling along in busy traffic that didn’t matter because I was outdoors enjoying it and they were stuck inside those big metal boxes. I know who was happier waiting at the stoplights.
Lunch at Zinnia Bistro was fantastic, by the way — go there for fresh and local! I’ll forgive them their lack of a bike rack since they had a sign against the building I could lock to and for the sake of the quinoa salad with asparague, blueberries, pistachios, and feta in a light vinaigrette.
Riding back to the office after an invigorating discussion about the future of outdoor recreation was even prettier. By mid-afternoon the temperature reached 76 degrees and the forecast for the next couple of days is more of the same.
This bodes well for tomorrow — my successful finish to 30 Days of Biking — and Thursday, our kickoff of National Bike Month with a big party.
I can hear the Beatles now: “Here comes the sun (doot-n-doo-doo), here comes the sun, & I say, it’s all right.”
Day 29 of the 30 Days of Biking, 30 Words, 30 Pictures series — almost there!
30 Days of Biking
- 30 Days of Biking: Take the Pledge to Show WA Bikes!
- Our Social Media Is Buzzing about 30 Days of Biking
- 30 Days of Biking Rekindles a Love for Biking
- 30 Days of Biking, 30 Words, 30 Pictures: Day One–Fun
- Day Two: Flexibility
- Day Three: Color
- Day Four: Racing
- Day Five: Weather
- Day Six: Dates
- Day Seven: Left
- Day Eight: Leadership
- Day Nine: Outdoors
- Day 10: Snohomish
- Day 11: Home
- Day 12: Friends
- Day 13: Sounds
- Day 14: Driving
- Day 15: Taxes
- Day 16: Blogs
- Day 17: Magic
- Day 18: Sunshine
- Day 19: Cookies
- Day 20: Purpose
- Day 21: Aches
- Day 22: Habits
- Day 23: Eyes
- Day 24: Wind
- Day 25: Don’t
- Day 26: Shopping
- Day 27: Jerseys
- Day 28: Morning
- What was the riding like where you live today?
- Do you smile more when you ride on sunny days?