Today I did my first mountain bike ride in 2 1/2 years, what a blast! The woods were beautiful, I went right around sunset for about 40 minutes. Seems like it was all uphill until I got to the “escape hollow”, that was fast, curvey and delicious.

The trails are in great condition, no ruts, no mud, just the right amount of pine needles on the ground. Birds are everywhere. As I zoomed home along the road, I could feel each driver’s envy of me as they rolled past in their sealed metal boxes. I relished the thick, humid late spring air, pollens and all.