About three months ago I bought this sweet bike. After a dozen or so years commuting to school on old, used, or even free bikes, I thought I needed - and deserved - something easier to ride, and safer.
Then about a month later, I decided to retire.
Go figure. Maybe I had my mind on my retirement, who knows what was going through my mind at the time?
So I have 20 working days left - after which I will no longer be Biking to School. Maybe I'll try to chronicle those days here. But I know very well the toll the end of the year takes on my time, so I won't make any promises.
It's the Memorial Day weekend - my 31st as a public school teacher. This weekend has always been a serious benchmark in the school year. If you make it to Memorial Day, hey, you're almost there, it's homestretch time.
It's been a good, good ride. I plan on savoring every piece of my final homestretch.