Power goes out at 9:32 AM with no warning whatsoever. I report the outage online and it says restoration estimate 11:30 AM. Then, I get a text alert from my cable provider that my internet is down, too. No point firing up the generator because we didn't have a storm and will be out of power for a few days, which is par of the course with my energy provider. It's a beautiful day, let's go on a bike ride!
Get down to the bottom of my driveway and there is this huge crane parked there. I spoke to one of the workers and he told me they are removing some big dead ash trees that could come down on the wires in the next storm and we would be out of power for days on end.
Heading into Monroe by way of High Bridge and then up Fan Hill, I got on a road that I haven't been on off of Jockey Hollow and there was this wonderful tree lined lane where the sun was just right making it a kind of tunnel of spring foliage. Definitely coming back in the fall and catching the fall foliage.
Turning onto North Park Ave in Easton I came across Mike Magee and Rebecca Hussey. We found that we knew a lot of the same cycling people. We parted company when they turned north on Morehouse and I continued on to Greisers.
I got my bottle refilled and bought a Latte with a danish to go with. Sitting out front I enjoyed the coffee and watched a couple of cyclists roll by. Looks like I wasn't the only one taking advantage of great day for riding.
Perfect timing, at least for me, as I got back around 1:50, had to leave at 2:30 to pick up my boys from school, but the workers weren't quite done. They were wrapping up though. I had to walk through the neighbors' yards to get to my driveway.