I had to head for the hills today for work, and it was nice to see such a nice view from my windshield. Sure, I wished I was heading up there to ride. It will be a long time before that happens, unless I really want to have broken ribs for the rest of the summer. News flash: I don't.
I headed for the hills with mixed emotions, being happy about seeing the beautiful mountains and sad that I couldn't ride them. To cheer myself up, I grabbed some treats and headed over to see my friends at DeFeet for a bit. Being around other cycling folks was rure to make my day.
And I hoped to make theirs with doughnuts.
Of course, they let me right in the door (they always do actually.) I chatted with my friends there and forgot about my shitty mood. And it also helped that I got to visit my kid.
Lunchbox hard at "work" in his office.
It's nice that I get to travel a little bit for work, and even better that I get to keep my industry insider status along the way. DeFeet has been down for me for quite a while now, so any chance I get to give back just seems like the right thing to do.
Plus, it makes me feel better. Not "back on the bike" better, but close enough for now.