The day was bright and chilly when I left the house and I wound up needing both my sweater and gloves when I set off. It was another friendly morning on the trail and most of the passing commuters said "hi" or "good morning". After I passed under Pacific Boulevard, I saw Bike-to-Work-Day guy heading my way, slow down, and wait for me to approach. He said that, if I didn't mind, he'd like to ride with me for a bit. I didn't mind at all.
I apologized and told him that I
couldn't remember his name and I'd been calling him Bike-to-Work-Day
guy. He reintroduced himself and said that he'd been referring to me as
"Flower Girl". Heh. We chatted about our families and bikes and commutes
as we rode into a dense fog just past Loudoun County Parkway -- I'm so
glad I brought my headlight this morning! -- until he turned around at
Smiths Switch to head back towards Reston.
How fun! Definitely not an experience you can get with a car commute.