Sunday, June 30, 2013

What if the Hokey Pokey is what it's all about?

I hit "save" and the June statistics flitted off to their cyber hideaway. I love tracking these numbers. They quantify our daily routine and define the little things that give dimension and texture to our life.

They are totally unimportant to everyone but us. When we are young we think we understand what life is all about. As we get older we appreciate that the actual importance of things is pretty much self defined.

At any rate, the highlights for June:
  • A 50 mile bicycle ride has become routine. While not earthshaking, it still marks a significant change. We ride 5 days a week and take 2 days as "rest" days, Moving to regular 50 mile rides involves finding more time for cycling. We're retired. We don't go to work. But not having a job doesn't mean we don't have a life. Spending more time on our bikes means we have to spend less time doing other things. We made some little changes to our daily routine. It still needs more tweaking, but it's coming along. 
  • We're using the car about once a week. Using the car is no longer routine. Taking the car out has become an event.
  • Saturday has become Everglades Bicycle Club Ride Day. We really enjoy riding with a group. Having the ride start location at Miami City Hall--on Biscayne Bay with the scenic Dinner Key Marina as a backdrop--well, that certainly adds to Saturday morning's ambiance.
Dinner Key Marina
July is setting up to be a very nice month. Fireworks. Some overnight touring. The Tour de France. Maybe we'll even dance the Hokey Pokey out on a quiet beach...