the girl's first ride

Toronto, 2019.06.08

I took The Girl on a ride on her new bike; about four kilometers under glorious sunshine. It was only five weeks ago that the freezing rain stopped, so we'd overdressed in light wind-breakers. I suppose it's easy to think you need more clothing than you do after an incredibly long winter and winter-like spring. But that's what the pannier is for.

Thanks to the lake's record water levels, the beach has remained flooded for several weeks, and it's turned into a rather nice reedy backwater. A number of the volleyball courts are still flooded but on the whole I prefer it this way, it finally seems natural.


By the time we were back, Mari had taken The Boy to his tennis match, and I made chili.

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