I think I realized last night why this challenge tickles me so. It’s because I use my bike for errands on a regular basis and enjoy being able to get things done without a car. I ride to work as much as possible–all year. In the summer, I stop at the two Mennonite farms that I pass on my way to work to buy fresh-picked raspberries and blueberries. We bought a small chest freezer a couple of years ago and now stock it full of summer produce for the winter. Right now I’m smelling the apple-berry crisp that we’re going to have for dessert. Blackberries from the farm half way down Bowers Rd have cooked and their juices have burst free to create a lovely purplish dessert. I can hardly wait.
Today it was cold, even at 10:30 when I left for Kutztown. Snow on the driveway from last night’s storm, and temperatures only just above freezing. Just a short ride: a stop at the post office, dry cleaner’s , CVS, and then the coffee shop for a quick hot drink. I came home the lazy way…in the car with Jayne. But that’s ok. It really was cold and I’m still struggling with a bit of a cold. Still, it was good to get out for a few miles.