Jodi and I did a loop through Diamond Valley today. The temperature was absolutely perfect with a slight breeze, that kept it from getting too steamy. Jodi started off like a "speed demon" and once I caught up to her we chatted for the rest of the ride. I found myself gazing periodically at the bright colors, as our area is in full bloom. Wow! It is absolutely beautiful here! I even saw a couple of butterflies and was pelted by several bugs along the way. The ride itself was pretty mild, but it was nice to have the opportunity to talk and relax. Along the way we passed by several friendly cyclists that would wave or say "hello". We even met a group of women riders at four corners that were getting ready to do a cycling class. They were super friendly and wanted to talk. They loved my Wildflower jersey and wanted to know how to get one. One of the women had climbed Mt. Everest and wanted to tell us about it, when we ran into her again later on during the ride.
I got thinking.... Generally speaking, bicyclist are nice people. Whether you meet someone new on a ride or at a century, they seem to be friendly and outgoing. Maybe people who ride bikes and enjoy the outdoors are happier and more content. I really look forward to getting out riding and meeting more fun people.
Let's go play!