I've found that there are two things that I never regret:
1. Spending time with my kids.
2. Riding my bike to work.
I've laid awake trying to figure out a third thing that I categorically would never regret but haven't come up with one.
Today, however, I opted to drive to work because of my bicycle, or more specifically, because of the arrival of my new bicycle frame. The bike shop closes at 6 pm and since I wanted to get downtown from the valley after work so I could see the frame being pulled out of the box, I decided to drive in this morning. I made it out of work a few minutes early and to Two Wheel Transit a few minutes after 5 pm. I nervously watched as the box cutters trimmed the packing tape and anxiously helped pull the top off the unusually large frame carton.
It's a beautiful, precise, shiny, sleek, and silvery masterwork of welding and bent metal. Here's a peek:
I felt like a new parent, awkwardly holding it, setting it down before I was really ready to let go of it. I lingered awkwardly in the shop, but realized there wasn't much to do with it until it's built. So, like a proud pop, I snapped a few quick pictures and headed home.
All I really heard was a suggestion that it could be ready by the weekend. I'll have a hard time not holding them to that as a promise.