I didn’t bike yesterday. I finished closing the cottage. Washed the floors. Cleaned the bathroom. Emptied the refrigerator. And, finished packing.
I didn’t bike today. This was travel day. I drove to the city. Shopped (I really needed that new pair of winter bibs) 😃 Drove to the airport. And, flew home.
These 2 days were rest days. Sort of. I’m exhausted. I could feel tension mounting as I approached the city. My pulse was faster. I was irritable. I was nervous driving. City drivers are fast, and aggressive. I found the day exhausting, and nerve racking.
I have become a country boy. Accustomed to a slower pace. Disconnected from the hustle and bustle of the city. Tomorrow, that changes.
Each year, the adjustment is more difficult. Each year, it takes longer. One year I won’t make it.
I need a bike ride to make things right.