Sandals and weird tan lines…. 450 miles and counting


I often talk about riding on my blog.  .  I had an 8 mile round trip at least 2 (and sometimes 3) days a week to Tyler Junior College while in the Writing Center for 3 semesters.  However, I realized during Graduate School riding was more than means of transportation.  It became a way to deal with stress.

When we arrived in Indianapolis, I had a month of free time (and little money); so, I rode for pleasure. I still ride for pleasure, but also for stress.  Each mile…each crank moves me closer to something I cannot describe. We have been in Indianapolis for 3 months now… I have ridden 450 miles.  Yes, 450!

Along the way, I have had occasional company.  Justin and Robert have done a hundred of those miles with me.  But mostly it is me against ME out there.  I have learned a few things:

1. Socks are totally optional with sandals, but I have a weird 3 striped tan line on my feet from riding.20141025_195004

 

2. Sunrises and sunsets are more beautiful with the wind in my face

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3. I see some crazy beautiful stuff out there. 

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4. I am fairly stress-free. Granted PhD studies will get harder and the temperatures will drop, but I will press on… I mean, how cold can it get???

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