After a fairly sleepless night last night, obsessively checking my phone for election updates every hour or so, I decided I needed to get out on my bike for some stress relief. The last couple of days have been sunny, but cold and very windy here. I’ve managed short rides, but they’ve been challenging. Today was still chilly, around 35 degrees, but the wind has finally abated, so it felt quite pleasant. I headed out on a 13 mile loop, which incidentally is the very same loop that I documented in my very first post on Cycle365 a little over 5 months ago. This time, I was looking for some emptiness.
I passed up a few other empty opportunities; an empty parking lot, an empty beer can (Pabst Blue Ribbon), an empty soda can (Diet Mountain Dew). Seems like they’ve all been done already.
Getting back home, I felt a lot better. Maybe I’ll avoid any news websites for just a few more hours.