the stinging kiss of cold rain – how I've missed you

Toronto, 2014.10.29

Had my first taste of a late autumn, low temperature stinging rain tonight. The stinging kiss of cold rain; how I've missed you. I mean, I missed the best bits of Autumn cycling - the best of the year's cycling - thanks to accident wiping out my bike. But I have to admit, this new bike is a substantial improvement.

I feel a change coming on. Don't know what it is yet, but it's there.

Three reasons to be thankful:

  1. The trip home on my new bikes was particularly good; I think I've managed to obtain an even better bike than the one I rode in Tokyo.
  2. Once again, the lift bridge over the Don at Cherry street was up; one of these days I'm going to jump it while it's descending.
  3. Someone quite senior to me - who I've scarcely - met generously agreed to help me, today, with something that mattered. As it happens, I'd agreed to help someone quite junior.