Today it was my pleasure to ride with the Bay View Bicycle Club on a beautiful 44-mile route from the Hamburger Haus in Dundee through the northern Kettle Moraine State Forest. Fall colors are past their peak now, and at times the wind was too brisk for my taste, but it was a great ride nonetheless. I spent most of the ride with BVBC members Ted Gast and Scott Siebers, who proved to be good riders and good company. Scott was a nice surprise. Ted was more of a known quantity: he and I graduated from high school together. But despite our history we had never ridden together prior to today. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity … even if only for a couple of hours. Hopefully I’ll have more chances to ride with Ted and Scott next year, perhaps at BVBC’s Lake Country Classic if they’re not too busy staffing the rest stops.
There’s no rest for me this weekend: tomorrow I’m doing this.