I know I have probably stated this before, but I have a confession I have to make. I have a love affair with my bike. I know that is probably a strange thing for one to say, but hear me out. Do you remember spending hours on your bike riding around the neighborhood? Do you remember the wind blowing through your hair as you rode around the block? This summer I had a lot of free time and I spent nearly every day riding around Palm Desert a minimum of 15-20 miles a day (yes, it was the summer time!) I love the freedom to ride around and smell the fresh air and to relish in the world around me. I have to admit that since the fallhas begun I have neglected my bike. Well, the last two mornings I have gotten on my bike and took a beautiful ride up through La Quinta, up the huge hill up to the top of the cove. As I am riding a long I have a huge smile on my face as I begin to feel the freedom of really feeling the air and of course the beautiful nature that is all around us here in the desert. Do I love my bike? Yes, I really do. I love the fact that I can get on my bike and in just a short while I can work up a sweat and feel so good as I see all the beautiful things in nature. Just yesterdayI was just getting back into my neighborhood and this cute lady said, wow, I can’t believe myeyes. I stopped my bike and said, “what is it?” she said, “a young person riding a bike here in the Indian Wells Country Club, there is no one under 80 living here!” I had to laugh as I thought that was such a cute thing to say.Yes, life is great…all I need in life is my bike and my pen and paper and I am very happy…well, may I also add my dog would be great to have…hmmm just had a great idea, I am going to get her a basket or at least a miniature dachshund trailer to fit behind my bike…watch out, here we come!!