I saw tree from the corner of my eye as I turned from the cinderblock sprawl of Lefrak City onto a side street in Corona. Yes, as in "the Queen of Corona," which Paul Simon immortalized in "Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard."
A student told me that the ride to work brings out my "glow." Another student--who's not in one of my classes now--captured me as I was ready to start riding home:
The parked bike is the Pinarello cyclo-cross bike I've mentioned in a previous post. I've seen it every time I've ridden to my second job.
It has Mavic Cosmic wheels, Paul cantilever brakes and an XTR crankset and derailleurs: not what one normally sees in a college's bike rack.
Then again, some would argue that I'm not the typical commuter who parks in a rack like that one.