I used an hour and a half of the fifteen-and-a-half hours of daylight on this first day of summer for a morning ride on the Bianchi.The bike took me (with a little help) up a series of hills, past the golf courses and expensive housing developments that are pushing farms farther out from town and up the western slopes of the valley. Never fear, however; there are plenty of orchards left. If what I saw this morning is an indication, the world can expect an abundance of Washington applesnext fall, regardless of competition from China and New Zealand. By the time I got onto the roads out in orchard country, what passes for rush hour traffic around here was down to a car every four or five minutes. It was a peaceful place to start the day.
Jason Crane says
Ride on, brother! As a bike commuter myself, I know the joys of starting the day with a nice pedal.
Andi Prentice says
Morning rides are the best! The first day of summer saw the inaugural ride on my new Bianchi Milano cafe racer. The Milano is an 8-gear an in-town cruiser with lots of style. It signals that I’m out for a stroll rather than a go-for-broke road ride. I’ve lusted after the Bianchi celeste green for quite a while, and this one comes with fire engine red accents and a built-in LED light in the cushy seat.