While loitering outside my favorite coffee shop, Bethany arrived by bicycle. It took her a couple of minutes for her to get the bike locked and secured to a pole. When I approached her, Bethany immediately brightened up, and was glad to participate. She loved my Photostream as seen on my phone.
She is originally from Wisconsin. Currently she does some marketing, but mostly gives standing paddleboard lessons. That's a new one for me.
For a change of pace, I asked her about the worst thing that had happened that day. “Almost getting hit by a car. So many cars don't give right of way to bicycles.” As she spoke I checked out the bike; I saw lots of accessory gear, but no helmet. I pointed this out and she sheepishly shrugged and said, “I know I should.” Stay safe.