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It was an absolutely glorious afternoon today, so I took advantage and rode my bike over to the mall for my hair appointment. Thanks to my spiffy new Cortech LRX jacket (mine is blue), my torso was not only warm, but actually a little too warm -- I had a long-sleeved t-shirt layered under a short sleeved shirt, and then the lined jacket. Wool socks kept my feet warm, and I had silky longies on under my jeans, but they only helped a little. My fingers and thighs were the coldest.

Even so, it was glorious. I had the best time, even on that short ride. I saw one other bike on the way out, and none on the way home -- I left the mall at 4:15, and it was starting to get dark by then. I'm sure there were plenty of people who looked at me through the windows of their cars and thought I was completely crazy. Maybe so, but I doubt they were having as much fun as I was having.

And now I'm having yummy chicken stew made by my beloved, and hoping that there will be a good day next weekend to have another short ride before winter really sets in and I have to leave for Fort Bragg. I'm not even going to know what to do with myself when next spring rolls around and I can ride whenever I like.

I told a friend once that I want nothing more than to be content with my life. I never thought it would be so, but riding my bike brings me more contentment than I would have thought possible.

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soteltie From: soteltie Date: November 19th, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I'm so glad that you've been getting a chance to ride!

If you are looking for another local destination, right in Methuen Sq. just off Route 28, there is a restaurant the 1859 House (I think I've got that name right). We haven't actually been inside yet, but it looks promising, especially for lunchtime sandwiches and burgers. Their chicken pot pie is supposed to be good (although I don't know if it will be as good as Thwaite's). When we passed by yesterday, they had their fireplace burning and it smelled so wonderful.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: November 19th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I think I smelled it! I go up Railroad Street to bypass that portion of Broadway that goes in front of Malden Mills -- it's a fun little stretch of road, going over the hill past the cemetary. I'll have to keep that in mind, for the next time darkwolfie and I want to go out to dinner.
soteltie From: soteltie Date: November 21st, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Oh, I bet Railroad Street is fun on your bike!

By the way, are you familiar with the Middle Eastern store that is near us (it is on 113, near corner of Oakland Ave.). They are Turkish and they sell very good lamejun (frozen) that they get delivered from New Jersey, and lots of other yummy things like wonderful string cheese with or without seeds, Greek-style yogurt, flatbread with spices on top, yum.

I'm looking forward to exploring lots more places in the area. Wish I wasn't trying to lose more weight--I'd really like to try Tacos Lupita across from Malden Mills!
3 trips or shoot the rapids