Friday, October 23, 2015

A REASON TO RIDE HOME -- October 23, 2015

After I got married in 2013 a weird thing began to happen to me when I was on my bike.   About half way through each ride I would have the urge to go home.   For the first time in my life I had a reason to go home.   My wife.    Don't get me wrong....Robin fully supports my riding and even encourages it.  Even on a beautiful late October day like today....the foliage is almost at one hundred percent,

The foliage is near 100% at the corner of Chestnut Street and Main Street in Mount Wolf, PA -- October 23, 2015
the sky is blue, the temperatures in the 60s...I began to miss her.   One of the things I love about Robin is that she and I often seem to share a brain.   As I was riding past the Conewago Creek, and began to turn towards home, my phone rang in my ear.   I heard her voice ask me how far I was from home.   

Today I turned up Conewago Creek Road to head back home -- October 23, 2015
"Just about 15 minutes from the house..." I told her.    She was missing me, too.  How incredible it is to have that special someone to share your life with.   Someone who misses you when you are not there.   I wouldn't trade that for anything in the world.

David A. Raymond -- October 23, 2015