It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the United States (hmm…do I even need point that out, or do I actually have readers outside the US?) As such, one’s thoughts naturally to the things in life for which one is thankful.

Besides the fact that bicycles exist, that I own certain number of them, and that I get to ride them with some regularity, I’m thankful that I’ve engineered my life in such a way that I can spend the better part of Thanksgiving Day alone (with the wife or friends would have been equally good), on a bicycle, in the country, riding.

Yeah, it was windy and kinda cold and there was no mid-ride cafe stop because all the cafe folk are off doing their own holiday thing, but it was still a great ride. Partly because I like wind and cold, and partly because it was a ride.

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