There’s a palpable frenetic energy on the roads around here. I first noticed it this past weekend and it’s only ramped up the past couple of nights. I suspect it has to do with the oncoming holidays and the general stress and anxiety that seems to be part and parcel of this time of year. I’m glad to be on my bike and at least partially out of the traffic flow. The calming effects of exercise induced endorphins can’t hurt either. Ah, the many benefits of bike commuting never cease to amaze me.