Sketch of an evening bike ride

June 14, 2013

Impressions from the saddle, from a May 28th ride…

Swooping and climbing, diving and gliding like a bird on the air…a man and his bike in the setting evening sun, tracing a route home.

Tonight’s ride was, as the man once said, like a delicious dessert I couldn’t quite bear to finish; and, pushing aside the flicker of disappointment at realizing I was suddenly – unexpectedly, all too soon on an evening like this! –  at the  top of the final climb and ready for the final descent home, I tacked back south and east to win one more small  hill, turning around in a local parking lot like a bird riding the thermals, and, resigning myself to “till next time”, took the blast of a downhill back home.

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