Happy New Year’s Day!

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.

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10 responses to “Happy New Year’s Day!

  1. Welcome to WordPress..it looks good! Happy New Year to you and yours. We will be joining you in a ‘do nothing’ day. I think a quick trip to the bookstore is in order and then reading and watching movies surrounded by much eating and snacking!

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  2. Have a great day, Dorothy.

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  3. jenclair

    Relax and enjoy! Congratulation on your 3,707 miles…I’m so impressed! Sounds as if your group ride was a huge success.

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  4. Have a lovely New Year’s Day, Dorothy! I’ve been reading and watching movies, and it’s the only way to spend it! I’m also glad you’ve moved to WordPress – it’s a very good provider.

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  5. Welcome to WordPress! Impressive mileage for 2006. The rain you are getting today was out rain and then snow yesterday. We got about four inches, enough for a good workout with the snow shovel 🙂

    Happy New Year!

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  6. I have to say–one thing about Blogger that I hate is that I never seem to get the word/letters typed in correctly showing I am a human and not a spammer and have to usually do it twice–I won’t miss having to do that here!! I tend to stress out over the smallest thing–so I can understand well how you would feel when it comes to cycling in groups and feeling like you were holding others up. Since it isn’t a race, maybe no one even notices it–and I bet you are much faster than you think you are! Enjoy your day–I plan on watching movies and reading too!!

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  7. Thank you everyone! I’m happy here at WordPress — and I’m not the only one who’s made the same change! I did get out to go on a hike today, so I haven’t exactly “done nothing” but I’ve done nothing important or useful 🙂

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  8. Hope you enjoyed it, and Happy New Year!

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  9. LK

    Like your new site, Dorothy! I’ve gotten quite behind on my blogging, but I want to wish you and Hob a very Happy New Year!!!!

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