I’m going to do pretty much nothing today — the dishes and the laundry at most, but otherwise I’ll read books and read blogs and watch movies. It’s such a nice day for doing nothing too, since it’s rainy outside.
I went on a marvelous bike ride yesterday (which put me at 3,707 miles for the year, my most ever). My cycling club organized a group ride and about 40 people showed up. We went on a loop that was partly familiar to me but also went on some new roads and it added up to about 52 miles. What I liked about it was that everyone stayed together for most of it, and when we split apart about 10 miles from the end it was intentional rather than a matter of some people not being able to keep up with the others. And we kept a reasonable pace — no hammering off the front and no showing off, although I think that was partly because our club leader made sure the people at the front didn’t start going too fast. I like it when a group can stick together so the ride is less a crazy free-for-all and more of a group effort.
I don’t do group rides all that often because they are sometimes too fast; I’m not sure I’ll find people who ride at my pace when I show up, and there’s nothing worse than being the only one holding a group up. But this one was perfect — a very nice way to end the year.
Have a great New Year’s day everybody, and I’ll be back tomorrow with something about books. Now I’m off to catch up on blog reading and to finish Footsteps.