No, I did not forget the band of rapscallions who made the trip fun. And the cobblestone crits. And making fun of frat boys... and hipsters.
As a welcome back, work provided the privilege to put in some extra effort. Does anyone need a mechanical engineer with a passion for bikes? I will likely go cheap.
How do you improve that sort of day? That's right. Head down to the local cafe for a big plate of mussels and frittes with a fine beverage on the side.
Finally, this morning I got something more than "get off the road!" during my commute. A fellow commuter gave me a hearty "Go Cupcake!" Just when I thought my 15 minutes was up... Thanks Russell.