|Soon All This Green Will Be Brown|
And another thing- this time deal, it goes by faster and faster the older I get. Weird.
So it is with a wistful look over my shoulder that I notice the days drawing to a close more quickly, the flowers disappearing, and things turning brown here and there. You'd think I'd get used to it by now after all these trips around the sun I've had, but for some reason, it doesn't seem to be any different every year. I always get a little verklempt when August rolls around.
And what the heck have I gotten done this summer? Heh! Not a whole lot. (Well, if you could see my "mental to-do list", you'd understand!) But in terms of cycling, it has been a pretty darn good year for me. It didn't start out to bad with coming off arguably the best winter and spring riding I've had in years, and summer was looking great. Then I bashed my knee in while riding in Texas.
That could have been a really bad deal. I was close to a disaster there, and after getting out of the desert alive, the recovery could have taken a long, long time. (Thinking about my left shoulder here, which still isn't a 100%! That was over a year ago.) I'm happy to say today that no trace of that injury back in June haunts me now but for a small scar on my knee cap. No doubt I'll have that reminder for the rest of my life.
So, in the end, I am grateful that I had an awesome summer of riding at all. Big deal if it was short, at least I was alive and well enough to enjoy it. And Fall is just around the corner. I sure hope to keep the good rides coming.....