It's Saturday on the first weekend of Spring. The forecast was for sun all weekend. Not a strong sun, but a bright sun, the kind of sun that brings no heat
I had an incident last summer whilst wearing my bright orange Hi-Viz Columbia riding jacket so I thought that today I would wear my old, tattered JR:Joe Rocket jacket. It seemed chillier than normal for the last time this jacket was worn it was in the ebbing days of summer, and the liner was still in my side case waiting to be zipped in
I got a late start today as my service light went on in my car so I made an appointment for a LOF:Lube Oil & Filter, and a general inspection of fluids and brake pad wear. My commuter car has a computer which calculates oil wear based on many factors, but once the light goes ON it is a pain to keep having to push the reset button to clear the error code, so it is easier to just have the service done.
By the time I had breakfast, and home after the car service I got comfortable on my sofa and immediately went into relax mode. Soon I had to decide whether to just stay home and do nothing, or go somewhere on my bike. The weather outside was glorious sunshine so rather than waste the day, I headed south towards Ladner and try to find some meandering roads
I have no particular destination in mind. I travel the roads less travelled, and stop often to admire nature, the mountains, the rivers, the streams and stop often on lonely stretches of road. Today I decide to travel the roads less travelled
It is not easy to find roads devoid of cars, but here I am on the banks of the Fraser River
enjoying a fine day with only the noise of the wind and the errant seagull
It was great to hear the sound of the engine, the clicking of the tranmission and being one with one's machine on a solitary road beside water and farmlands until I decided to take a break at one of the docks and watch the fishermen prepare their boats for their next outing. I spend some time here just enjoying the day
I remember to zip in my liner for the ride home. It may look warm, but looks can be deceiving.