everything was so smooth. the gears shifted effortlessly as i climbed the gentle hill out to the first light. as i waited at the top for straight green i could see the under-anxious faces of the motorist as they turned right in front of me. through the green i started my crossing of the merge lane. the usual is pretty tricky since the mergers are pretty nervous about merging and no one wants to wait for an ex-cyclist. tonight i was preparing for the mergers when i looked back to see if i could cross and there was an suv with a super cute lady inside just smiling and waiting for me to pass in front of her. if you insist :) flying down the back side of the hill towards the bottom i have no bike lane so i join the cars to make a sharp right hand. the bike is so light on top that leaning it over to turn feels like it’s not even there. the whole turn was just pretty neat. i don’t know why it was so much better than last week, or the week before. that’s the coolest thing about cycling a lot…. if you just keep doing it sooner or later you will have a ride like this and when you get home you won’t even remember the work day.