Well, there you are, or, rather, here I am – fresh back from the Caribbean where I developed an appetite for a long, cool drink at the end of a very hot ride. Yes, it’s hard to beat a coconut milkshake and rum. Mind you, I was taken by the coconut, mostly, and the salutary benefits of its medium chain triglycerides. I wouldn’t want to give you the wrong idea. Still, it’s a wicked drink. Just what the body craves  – re-hydration, really!

Okay, I agree, it’s been a long winter. Aren’t they all? But, are you now awake to changes in the weather, to the higher sun, the frequent rain, and the emerging growth. Yes, spring is crawling from its winter den, like a mother bear sniffing the air for signs of rebirth after a winter’s torpor. Do you feel self-exiled, shut-in, confined and desperate for a change of scene, wanting to stretch and bound into open spaces, to be unencumbered by vestments. Your cramped cave has lost its charm. You’re itching to go long. The open road beckons with promise of delight and surprise.

It’s spring and we are young again; we are full of hope again; we are energised; we are are open to wonder and beauty again, however briefly. Life reasserts itself and we reconnect with our youthful selves. Ride On.

Okay, all this is to say that I expect to restart the blog with regular posts on April 21, or shortly afterwards, with news of weekend rides, etc. Till then, Joe will send emails about proposed rides, assuming the weather is fine. Meantime, I’m out-of-town in sunnier climes for a couple of weeks checking out the local medium chain triglycerides! Somebody has to do it.

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Okay, Ride your bike! Bye-bye, ac. Comments always welcome at arnpriorcycling@bell.net; https://twitter.com/ArnpriorCycling

“If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain / If you´re not into yoga, if you have half a brain / If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape / I´m the love that you´ve looked for, write to me, and escape.”   R. Holmes

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