There is something magical in the way a bicycle empowers you to take the long way home. While possible in a car, there is something about the inertia of the fastest way from A to B that keeps you on route and in your seat. With the bicycle I am always looking for an excuse to pick a new route, head by the beach or through the hills instead of around them. Today was hot and clear, the chance foe a clear view of the islands and the water called me up into the hills. With the errands done and a little extra time on the clock I was able to make the right choice.
It was good, I needed to get the heart pumping, and it paid off.
Take the long way home next time while the summer days are still hanging on!