Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Boulder bike trails

Boulder is a great place to cycle. It's green, it's quiet, there's not much traffic, and there's a network of bike trails weaving everywhere between houses and roads. Some stretch out to the edge of town, like this one, where you need to clamber over a railway line. 

But then there's this view of the Flatiron Mountains in the other direction:

Wherever you are in Boulder you can either see the Flatirons, or the foothills of the Rockies. 

I'm beginning to get over my love affair with San Francisco....

We cycled into town at the weekend with the kids in the trailer, and caught a show on Pearl Street - a man juggling five fireclubs, then doing a lot of talking and then standing on a slackline juggling knives. He was a good performer. At one point he didn't feel the audience was giving him enough applause and he said, "Hey, you guys, it took me fifteen years to perfect this trick, let's hear a bit more appreciation." I know how he felt. 

I don't think it's on for a novelist to say something similar but I often feel like it - "Hey, you guys, it took me 5 years to learn how to write a novel and then another 5 to write my best one. How about a few more reviews on Amazon?"

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