Usually when they do that (after I jump out of my skin from the scare) I politely yell (can one "politely yell?") "Announce, please!" Damn. I mean someone has to teach them!
That aside, it was a pleasant ride. Until the stretch of path with all the cracks and bumps. Just when I was ready to let loose with some of my favorite frustration words, bam! I'm on this section of path that is repaved and my bike is gliding like a skater on ice! Whoa, I had no idea that in the time I was recuperating from my crash, Dundee had repaved its portion of the path! Thank you, Dundee!
Now we just need to get Algonquin and Crystal Lake to follow suit.
Taking it easy, after 5 miles, I stopped at the Measuring Cup cafe in Dundee for breakfast. This is a great little eatery, very popular with cyclists, especially on weekends. They have the best scrambled egg and cheddar cheese panini! I took my crossword book (gotta keep the mind sharp now that I'm not working), had a nice breakfast, and rode the 5 miles back. All in all, a good morning.
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