What wears musketeer boots and goes 30 mph?

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Maureen Arrives Home

Originally uploaded by ukweli

My wife.

Maureen wasted no time in fulfilling her yearly duty to “bike to work week.” But this year, she had a road bike fit for city commuting.

Thirty miles per hour is a special figure for me in cycling. It is for me the speed at which things aren’t entirely in control anymore. It is the speed at which stopping distances become nontrivial. It is for me the speed beyond which whimsy has been entirely traded for seriousness.

My wife reported to me via sms this morning that she had attained unto that speed on her way to work.

Wow.

I don’t even remember the last time I went that fast.

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2 Responses to “What wears musketeer boots and goes 30 mph?”

  1. maureen Says:

    For the record, I was NOT wearing my musketeer boots when I achieved 30mph. so that changes everything, really.

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