I love riding on little country roads. I love looking at people’s houses & barns, their gardens & trees, their porches, fences, gates.
I love the way people personalize their surroundings to reflect who they are, what they find beautiful. The little things – like red trim on a gray barn – delight me.
I think this home-owner’s choice of a reflective material for the decorative element on his driveway gate is inspired. In the mornings the cut-out of the State of Texas radiates silvery blues & showcases the snowy powder-puffs of clouds passing by. In the evenings it transforms the world into glowing pinks, flaming oranges & smoldering almost-reds.
I like that when I ride by this driveway – whatever the time of day – I look like a cartoon streak of speeding ZOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMM-iness.
I want to meet this neighbor of mine, someday. I want to say thank you. This little thing makes my days just that much better, that much more beautiful, brighter & full of happy-dance-worthy joie de vivre.
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89 days till the San Diego Tri Challenge: I rode the 10-ish miles to the gym, did half of a Pilates class (I was late, due to having to route around construction that sprung up overnight), swam a mile, and then did the 10-ish miles back home. Not bad, huh?
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I still need somebody to do the swim and/or run portion of the triathlon on my relay team for the San Diego Tri Challenge!
And I still need a sponsor – any business or organization – who’ll make a donation and/or help with travel expenses in exchange for my wearing a jersey & flying a flag with your name/brand/logo.
This will be my first triathlon since MS came-a-vistin’ to my life. I’m raising funds & awareness for Challenged Athletes Foundation, an organization devoted to making a difference in the lives of folks with illness & disability who need our help to enjoy a more active, independent, wild-&-wonderful life. Like this guy, JJ.
Wanna make a difference? You could pass on my story & donation page: email, Tweet, Facebook post – anything you can think of to spread the word would be an enormous to help to me. And, more importantly, to CAF :0)