It has been unusually hot and humid which has kept me off the road bike. Actually it's the lack of water that did the rides in. I decided to go to the new bike shop one town over to pick up a saddle mounted double water holder. I figured it would be smart to bring the road bike and decided to take the longish route on the back roads.
I installed it at the shop and decided to do the usual tri-town route of Fairhaven, Acushnet and Rochester but in reverse. Even though I have done this route dozens of times, riding it backwards made it seem like a brand new ride. I did stop at the local golf course for a rest. For weeks I have been considering dusting off the old clubs and giving the game another try. I played five or six days a week for years but six years ago I walked off this same course after playing five holes and have not touched a club since. In the middle of that round it hit me that I no longer enjoyed the game and it was senseless to continue, even as a single digit handicap player. Maybe someday but not today.
I did make a stop at the local packie to pick up a couple of nips of bourbon. Jim Beam Black. A little something to water down the cola, you know?
Rochester Golf Club
Bourbon and bikes. Nice