See that thing up there at the top of the page. That’s the sun and it felt great today. The temperature was a comfortable 86-degrees, the humidity was moderate, and the wind was mild. It was the kind of day that makes me forget about this:
That’s not my before & after, of course. My self-imposed rules specify the official “before” picture has to include me, or my bike, or (as a last resort) G-2. If I had been next to that big ol’ sun in the picture, I would have been charred beyond recognition.
Let’s move on to today’s TRUE Before & After. Again, I had to do quite a bit of searching for something I could re-create today. As soon as I found the right picture, I headed out to do my job.
I was excited to be riding and even more excited to find a place to stage my “after” picture. Then I enjoyed some cool air blowing in my face while riding down a hill, at the bottom of which I was greeted by a big happiness-crusher. It was a red traffic light. One thing that really pisses me off is having to sit still on my bicycle seat and suffer for more than a minute. The hot sun and my sweaty face weren’t any fun either, but when you add a fiercely annoying voice . . . well, see for yourself.
Eventually I did get through that red light and I did find a place to complete today’s mission, and I did get an additional 10 miles of uninterrupted cycling in.