My bike gets around. It helps that we live in what they refer to as a very bicycle friendly community. There are real bike lanes on many of the streets and signs reminded people about bicylers on the roads, bike racks at nearly every destination and even bicycling groups!
My bike and I, however, are lone wolves. Well I guess I'm more of a lone kittycat. Not so "wolfy".
The other morning I headed out on the Venice Waterway Trail early in the day. The sun was barely awake, there was a little chill in the air, the water was cold and few other souls to be seen. (read on below)
In short, it was perfect. I pedaled the entire circuit along the Intercoastal spying one single fishing boat chugging hopefully out to open waters. I rode to Caspersen Beach which is the southest part of the Island. (we live on the northest part) Not a single person was there. It was awesome. Just the birds and I. It doesn't exactly echo with quiet, but the sound is, more. It's fuller, it's more detailed, and it's perfect. You would think it would be lonely but it's not. It's peaceful. (read on below)
I stood motionless, hypnotized by the tide for a time. Eventually, a few morning people began trickling in hauling their beach necessities, talking and laughing, eager for their adventures and the spell was broken.
What a wonderful way to start my day.
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.