Old 01-02-20, 08:10 AM
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Taking the Long Way...

in 26 degree calm air today. I work on a military installation, and this morning I discovered that my normal gate was closed (despite having been open on the 31st, but that's another story). So, I diverted another 4 miles to the next likely gate only to find... Closed as well. Okay...

So north up a 1-mile incline was the most likely open gate. I passed an innumerably long line of cars waiting to enter that gate. Some drivers were so anxious to get to work that they began forcing their way into the bike lane, giving me inches to get by. Anyway, I made it in. I was warmer for the extra 7 miles of exertion. Yay!
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