So far so good

So far so good

131 kms; 4.23 hrs; 788 metres; 4548 calories. mg, pd, pr, kk, ab, ad, ts

Well, I’m not sure if it was the distance, the start time, or all the talk of LT zones but we had fewer cyclists this morning than I had hoped to see. I had thought this would have been a no-miss ride, especially given the super weather. Still, it was nice to see eight cyclists eager and ready for the road. We had a super cycle in record time thanks to super domestique, Perry, who pulled and pulled and pulled. It was very sweet. Perry just shrugged it off as no-sweat. But, he did help himself to bacon and eggs at Munford’s in Calabogie. You just should have been there. And, you can tomorrow when we’ll ride again.

Here’s the plan:

Meet at the Library in Arnprior; Time 7.30 am 7.30 am; Ride to Starbucks on March Rd in Kanata via Dwyer Hill Rd-Galetta-Logger’s Way-Kinburn-Diamondview, etc; home via Old Carp Rd, Vaughn Side Rd, Dwyer Hill. Distance approx 100 kms; Pace a bit down-market from to-day’s. All this assumes the wind direction will continue to be from the E/SE. hc

Now, on a lovely afternoon like this  is, and especially as one ages, the simple life has a strong pull on the heart. Here is a simple poem expressing that sentiment.

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee;
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet's wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart's core. WBY