The birds were very noisy along the bike path, much more than last week. The sun poked through the thin layer of lifting fog.
It cleared up during class. What is this Sysco truck doing parked on Willy St.? Delivering to a restaurant I guess. If I ever get the time and energy I would like to research where restaurant food comes from. I think the "fresh" guacamole and salsa comes from Mexico, delivered by Sysco. And quite a lot of other prepared foods are made by them, at facilities, where? It all seems kind of weird to me.
I stopped at the grocery store, as usual, and then the bike shop where I got new pedals. This is a liberating experience for me. Here are the new pedals:
and here is what they replaced. One side is a regular pedal and the other has clips for specially made shoes to clip into:
I've been told for the past 28 years that toe clips are good and any biker worth their salt (whatever that means) should have them because they give you more power and speed. So I used them. And my feet got numb and hurt very badly--for the last 28 years of bike riding. Did I have more power and speed? sure. I was still the slowest one around, but now instead of riding 11 mph, maybe I was riding 11.2 mph? woo hoo. It's amazing how we will follow advice and common wisdom, even when it causes us pain, when we really don't have to!
Anyway, in addition to having my new pedals, it was a lovely ride home in the spring air and sunshine, with a light tailwind. In fact, now that I think about it, I'm glad I ride slowly because that delays my arrival home where work begins.