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Starting to get dark

by John on September 18th, 2008

I think I still have a few weeks of riding left, but I definitely feel the end of the season upon me. Mornings are downright dark — and while the evenings are generally nice, dusk is usually around the corner by the time I get home. I think the time change (October 19) will be the certain end. I am hoping that I can keep this up until then.

My last ride (Tuesday) was the first ride on the new bike — today’s ride was the first ride without the backpack (I couldn’t ride yesterday — had dinner with the littles). I will admit that the beginning of the ride was really, really weird. It seriously felt like I was missing something. While I have an empty back for many rides — it’s never to work. After today, I really don’t know why I waited so long to get a rack — it’s really much easier to ride without a significant weight between your shoulders.

I’ll start taking my work clothes home today — two or three shirts and a pair of pants at a time — in a week, I should be free from stuff at the office (although I may leave an emergency change of clothes behind). This will be really, really nice when I realize that I need to dress up – but all of my stuff is at the office.

I’ll probably finish Slaughterhouse Five on my way home tomorrow night (leaving the office a little early to have dinner with some friends) — I think Dreams of My Father will be my next one.

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