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midnight ride

Sunday,  08/16/09  12:17 PM

midnight moon over Torrey Pines
midnight moon over Torrey Pines
The other night, after a long busy day and a long enjoyable dinner, I decided to take a little bike ride.  Nothing unusual about that, although having had several glasses of Pinot I knew I'd be slow and tired.  Just a few miles, from Carlsbad down the coast a little ways and back.  The moon was full, and it was the nicest possible night; a slight cloud cover kept the heat from escaping, stirred by a little breeze wafting off the ocean.

Three hours later I'd covered 35 miles, including climbing up to the top of Torrey Pines Nature Reserve.  I blame my iPod; it managed to pick the absolutely perfect selection of music, starting out mellow (Carlos Santana, Samba Pa Ti) and gradually working up to cranking just as I was climbing up Torrey Pines (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, and of course on the way down, Supertramp, Take the Long Way Home :)

You get on a bike, you never know what will happen.

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