Q. Why can you hear the cheerful chuckle of water running over rocks when going uphill, but not down?
A. Going downhill, you hear the wind in your ears.
Another beige day. The one splash of color was a bluebird couple. I assume they were a couple, since one was a bit larger and drabber than the other.
You don't really notice how overcast a day is, until a brief break in the cloud cover lets the sun paint tree shadows on the road.
One problem with getting your cycling gear from Goodwill -- the shirt was a bit too small to circumnavigate my equator.