First ride on BBC#1 in over 3 weeks [without even realizing it, I rode the El Dumbino exclusively during that period-and always with Chloe and/or serious boatloads of cargo]... and that was one glorious ride.
Long, fast [for me at least], and then met The Girls for caffe. Very fun! And very revealing... every time I ride the El I end up pondering something to the color of ' ...this is great, I need to only ever ride this bike, and for all reasons... '
and that thought/thinking sticks. For a while. And then the situation presents itself and I roll BBC#1, and Holy Holly Hunter[!!] I end up re/re/re/re/re-falling [staying?] in love with the original chick that brought me to this dance! And that's that. In the finale: I dig both & they each/individually have their own space.
Going backwards... Amy & Chloe have ridden about 320 miles in the last couple weeks, and as such are getting their Riding-Chops back on. It's a lot easier for them out here than it was in The Minnesota, or said more seasonally-a lot easier to do it here in Feb than last February on Minnesota soil, even though Chloe still mumbles 'I hate layering clothes. Layer, layer, layer... I'm just a chick who wants to ride in bare feet with Crocs, and a pair of pants & shirt. It's not too much to ask you know'.
Having dinner last night with Chloe, while watching Harry Potter, two Chloe gems:
#1. "Man, I have some serious gas. My stomach feels like Mexico down there with the United States sitting on it... yeesh"
#2. "Daddy, I never really noticed this before but Mrs. Weasley [one of the secondary characters in the Harry Potter series] has got about 20 cheeseburgs [terminology picked up from her grandmother who resides in Michigan] in those flappers [Chloe's term for the female breast]... she needs to step away from the cheeseburgs"
And then she excused herself from dinner to go to the bathroom, and then I heard a yell of "DADDY!! Grab the camera, I'm coming out with serious Blog Gold, get THAT camera!!". So I complied & grabbed my phone [w/camera] thinking I'd better be ready for whatever she was talking about... she came flying out of the bathroom laughing giddily:
and proclaimed, "I'm avoiding The Bummer Life tonight!"
Keep Ridin'... Always