Has anyone else noticed that it's chilly out there lately? Sheesh, you wouldn't know but it was fall or something. Oh...wait a minute...where did the summer go?
The end of summer is fast approaching and I'm dreading every minute of it. I go through this every year with the first stage being denial. I hate it when people tell me that there aren't many days left for riding. Like I don't have red X's on my calendar or anything. Bikers are one of the few people in the world that can tell you how many days are left of the summer and what the weather is going to be like over the next seven days. We aren't meteorologists, but the upcoming weather is just as important to us.
I have been thoroughly neglecting my blog for most of the summer, but I think many of us have. There are far too many things going on to sit down and just type. As it is, I haven't gotten all the things done that I wanted to this summer. Life just gets in the way...no, that's not quite right. Life is a part of the ride and the reason we ride, so it doesn't get in the way. It just introduces us to new journeys, adventures and roads. So lets just say that life led me down a few different paths.
This summer has been great. There has only been a couple of days where I couldn't ride to work and one day where I got drenched on the way into work. The short journeys have been plenty and the long ones have been spectacular. I've been to bike shows, bike rallies and show & shines. My CMC riding chapter has grown and we now have a comfortable group that is chomping at the bit for rides. I can't wait until we grow even more. I even rolled over 20, 000 km on Selene and I'm sure she won't have a problem with doing many more.
All in all, I can't really complain.
Oh wait, winter is coming...but I'm sure you've already heard me complain about that. ;)