I suffered through an extremely slow morning at work. So, I left and spend the afternoon on the new bike. First, I went to Ladles for lunch; everything was excellent as always. While I was eating my burger, it dawned on me just how beautiful the weather was. I cannot remember the last time we had such a nice day. The sky was a deep, clear blue. Scattered across it were big, white, puffy clouds.
By early afternoon, the waxing crescent moon was completely visible overhead. I’m assuming the visibility of the crescent moon during daylight hours is amplified by the summer solstice, which was only a few days ago. Yes, this was going to be a good day.
While waiting to pay my tab, I jumped on Twitter to talk about the amazing weather. I ended up chatting with a friend who had just finished reading my first blog entry about my new bicycle. He gave me a bunch of great recommendations and suggested a local bike shop, Gatos in Tarentum.
After paying, I set off for Tarentum. I believe it took between 20 and 25 minutes; I wasn’t keeping very good track of time. It certainly isn’t flat, but because it runs along the Allegheny River Valley, it’s about a flat as you’re going to get here. According to Google Maps, the trip there was exactly 5.9 miles.