It looks like doing Bike the Drive is a family tradition now thanks to my daughter who convinced me to do it last year. This year it already was an “Of course we’re doing it!” This time we were also savvy enough to take our own pictures as the event photographers never caught us last year. So here I am, biking Lake Shore Drive with my friend Barbara who’s visiting from Germany and for whom Bike the Drive was an extra highlight of her visit with us.

Now I’m sitting on my couch with my laptop, and even after a shower my thighs feel pleasantly alive. Overall I feel like I’ve had a most productive day, and it’s not even noon yet. But then again, I was on the Drive before 6:00 a.m.! Now, on to some overdue paperwork and editing, and maybe a nice nap later on.