Today provided an opportunity for a picnic lunch. The weather was fine and there was sufficient time to pack a few items in the saddlebag for a short spin down to a nearby park. After working inside at a desk all morning, it is just the thing to refresh the mind for the afternoon.
Bishop Park not a vacation spot. But it is only 1 mile away, has adequate shade, and is ideal for a sub-one hour-get-away. So after a 5-minute spin downhill to the creek, a few quiet moments of refueling and meditation were afforded.
The return home was more of challenge, climbing the gentle 80 feet back home, but point of the trip was to take a ride. Therefore, the slower the pace, the longer the ride. The trip was over too soon despite my poking-along-pace, but it was time to get back to work.
Even the short rides are great.