I woke up this am feeling super rough, probably ate too much candy last night or something - yesterday being Halloween.
How do bicyclists do Halloween? They get together a bunch of little kids and load them into a giant tricycle illuminated with individually programmable LED lights, woo-hoo! In Black Rock City a giant tricycle covered in lights is not all that unusual a sight, but in California proper it still has a little bit of cachet. We pedaled that big pretty thing down to the area party street and then parked it and trick-or-treated until we were ready to fall over.
This morning it was back to our more regular rides but the weather was beautiful and my mood was more than usually calm and no one made an overt attempt to run me over. I love the reminders that the giant vehicles bring of just how much fun pedaling can be, that it is not just a way to get from town to town but a way to experience life.