A glorious day of sunshine. I cycled out to B with the club. I loved every minute of the freedom, the clear, fresh, winter air, the rolling countryside, stretching my legs, the spinning wheels whirring beneath me as we bobbed and glided through the green fields and woodlands. Everyone was happy. We shared the quiet appreciation of being together in perfection. I like the group so much. They make me feel appreciated. The men are old fashioned and chivalrous, and I am grateful. I smiled a lot that day and came back feeling as though I had been to a world made of shimmering crystals, so pure was the air, the sunlight soft and sharp, roads covered in silver. It was a forty mile round trip, many hills. Made us feel alive and warm.