Last week I was in Door County, Wisconsin, riding a tandem every day after rising late and enjoying a leisurely breakfast spent with a copy of The New York Times. This is what you can do when high temperatures are in the mid-70s and humidity is low.
But now I’m back in central Illinois. Highs are around 96, 97 and will be the rest of the week. And so I spend my early mornings directing well water to various parts of the vegetable garden.
What is necessary at times like these are cool thoughts. And one thought I’ve been entertaining is getting my Paisley tricycle back on the road this winter. All I need to do is get the back axles replaced or remachined so the wheels hang on around a corner.
Well, this winter, I’m getting it done. And when the roads are covered with ice, I’ll be out there. And I won’t be complaining about the cold.