If you love bikes, I don’t need to go on in raptures about it because you know. I can tell you, however, that it brings me many unforeseen adventures. I have been to places I never expected to see; I have met people from all walks of life you engage me in idle conversation when taking a break. Some become friends for life, or at least for a while now. I have been asked to teach kids and adults how to ride and with the latter, it ain’t easy. Why are they so panicky when their feet are off the ground? Bicycles are for everyone at any age, so don’t wait too long to give it a try.

Meanwhile I am riding in the wind, seeking fun. There was only one time when I was caught by surprise and took a nasty fall. I was dirty, a bit miffed about the embarrassment, and a full of scrapes and cuts. At least my bike was okay and no one captured it on Facebook. That was my first concern. I just wanted to take a long, hot shower. I am only telling this story because oddly enough, I didn’t have enough hot water that day to wash off the grit and grime of the roadway. My tank is just not big enough. If I run the dishwasher or do anything requiring hot water, I had better give up on the idea of a shower too. It is time for a change and that means a tankless model from Tankless Center. I don’t know much about them except that they are small, take up little space, save energy and money on utility bills, and are preferable to any old-fashioned appliance. It is going to find a place in my home very soon.