|Plenty of Gravel|
Sometimes it only takes a few changes to make everything seem new. If enough things change at almost the same time, it feels like a major life transformation. I like to crawl into a rut and stay there as much as anybody, but most of us like freshness now and then.
|Lots of Low Traffic Roads|
This morning several changes came together to give a fresh sense of optimism. A new route, a few gear refinements, a new bike, and a new objective all came together here at the transition between spring and summer. All the changes have proven themselves to be improvements. At the very least, they are certainly new and different.
|Courthouse Square, Decatur, Texas|
I guess that's just how folks are. Rarely satiated, we tend to tinker and experiment, looking to make things a little better. Some might suggest that kind of hunger is the fuel of our economy. They might also suggest that change often doesn't make any sort of useful improvement at all. Maybe this desire for change, not only fuels the economy, but fashion as well. Because after we try new things a few times, it is common to end up back where we started. So what of today? Refinement or fad?
|Great Place for a Break|
|Longest Descent of the Day|
Well, I'm invested. Just like changing the house paint from brown to green, here we are. It looks good enough to me. Here's the new rut this old curmudgeon is crawling into, and I plan to stay awhile.