Wednesday, February 15, 2012
As I started my morning commute, the Robins were out in great numbers. The temperature was about 40 degrees with no wind. As I rode through the neighborhood I could hear the singing of the Robins coming from every side. The traffic was fairly light coming down Big Bethel Road, which is normally a pretty busy road. When I turned down the road that goes past the college, I looked up and saw several V formations of ducks. Two signs of Spring in the first four miles. Just before I got to work, I saw four deer feeding by the woods. As I rode by as close as fifty feet, they ambled off into the woods without a care in the world. As I entered our parking lot, there was a flock of Canadian Geese by one of the ponds. What a great ride! What a great way to start the day! Just how much of that would I have missed, had I been inside a steel cage with wheels?