My Cross/Road bike
Saturday we did something we have not done for a really long time. We did a long ride at home. We rode for approximately 4:20. We rode all over above Timp Park and Bonneville North. It was delightful and Chris and I shared a "moment" where his true feeling for me were displayed.
I was one time forwarded an email that gave the perspective of children on what love is. It included things like saying Mom's dinner taste really good even if it doesn't. And stuff like that. It is really cute, but I have an example to add to it. True love is when someone is willing to share their chain ring bolts with you mid-ride so you can continue togehter. My bike started creaking throughout our ride. When we tried to identify what it was, we realized that two, nope three of my chain ring bolts stripped out. So altruistically, Chris took one of his chain ring bolts off of his bike and gave it to me, thus allowing us to ride together longer. Yes, he really does love me.
After continuing to ride longer, we return to our car. We brought Tex with us so he could hang out in the park. We leash him to the car with a cable that is long enough to let him move, but stay out of traffic. It was a sunny 60 degrees. He had a bone, water, and a grassy knoll to sit upon. He knows lots of riders who frequent the park and always seems very content. As we ride up, I notice someone left us a note. I figured it was just someone saying hi. It was the following:
"How would you like it if someone chained you up all day?
Do the humane thing and leave your dog in the backyard."
I have never thought of bringing Tex in so he can enjoy different surroundings as "inhumane". Would it be more "humane" to leave our dog in the yard by himself for eight hours? Granted we do this while we are at work, but we have always felt that if the weather is not too hot, he would enjoy the change of scenery and the ability to spend some time in transit with us on the weekend. We also usually take him for a jaunt either before or after. Are we oblivious? Are we being "inhumane"?