Friday, June 23, 2006

night riding

linda and i went out for a spontaneous bit of wine-tasting and fine dining last night. in fact, we've become quite regular in our spontaneity these days, opting to leave the uncooked ingredients of our dinner in the frig and hit one of our favorite east bay restaurants. anyhow, we had us some vino and tasty italian food. i came home and linda started blogging like a mad woman. so focused. i was happy high and decided to go for a bikey ride. i dug around for my night rider light from last fall and after cursing screws that would not screw tight i headed out into the dark just a wee bit tipsy -- nothing to incapacitate or shorten my life, just enough to forget that it was 9:00 and I'd just eaten about 5 pounds of pasta. i'm a tad afraid of being alone in the dark but the weather was so warm i just kept right on going. i rode up tunnel and the higher i rode the warmer and warmer it got. the night bugs were out chirping and cricketing and the dark shadow of a small skunk crossed my path.

the ride back down with the lights of SF in the distance was deeeelightful. i may just go again tonight.

5 comments:

Velo Bella said...

live

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

i'm goin' ta bed.

X Bunny said...

spontaneity=good

but it doesn't work well for us with night rides--damn lights are always undercharged and start to go out mid-ride

so we try to ride really close together to share our two dim lights

but they tend to be lots of fun

PAB said...

i'm a dim bulb...

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

bah ... you tease us with your infrequent scribblings!