Yesterday was a lot of fun. Shams arrived the evening before. My brother arrived from B.C. around 6:30 yesterday morning. Chris met us at the house after doing some early laps in the park. We drank some coffee and got on bikes.
We were out on park avenue pretty early, in the scheme of things, but it was already full of cyclists and runners. So cool. We rode all the way down to Soho, where Hill was stationed.. Spent some time just watching bikes go by. Ate a little breakfast on the sidewalk. Missy, Joy and Michael met us there and we rode back north.
All told, I put about 16 miles on the assless bike. I’ll admit that by the end of it I was starting to feel a little fatigued, but it was really pretty ok. It was so wonderful to see all those folks out on bikes. Kids, old folks, tandems, bents, you name it. There were a lot of people that you got the sense might normally feel a little intimidated by riding in the city, who were out there getting a taste. Everyone was in a good mood! The proof is in the pudding.
Thomas’ show was the best show of live music I think I’ve ever seen. If you live in Boston, GO SEE THEM TONIGHT! It was pretty crazy too.. the first time my whole family (mom step-dad and all their kids) have been in the same place in several years.
A nice easy day today. Tomorrow I go back for another week of early morning radiation, and then, the following week it’s back to chemo. One more week to fortify myself for THAT misery again. I lost about 15 pounds in the end. Wound up at 136. I’m working hard to put it back on so I can loose it all over again!