Sunday was a great morning for a bicycle ride! The air quality, heat, and humidity have been so bad last week, that I only got in the Sunday ride for the week. (I’m trying to get in at least two long rides each week.) Sunday, 26.6 miles, my longest yet, in about 3 hrs of riding time. I pedaled into Clemson and back. I was one tired puppy when I got home. Took me several hours to recover. Going up the hills and on the way back I kept asking myself as I have many times, “Self, why are you doing this?” and, especially going up the hills, “Are we having fun yet?” Questions I have asked myself many times when doing such things as Native American sweat lodges and vision quests, and Zen sesshins (intense meditation retreats). Which leads to the adjoining post.