I’m very fortunate to have a steady job that I enjoy. My heart goes out to the folks who have suffered through lay-offs, furloughs, and the other symptoms of this terrible economy. I’ve seen it up close and personal with good friends and family being affected. I’ve also seen the stress that it puts on the people who are left to pick up the pieces after companies are “down-sized”. Whether it’s a bike commute or just a simple joy ride, I hope you’re able to take the time to get out on your bike and experience a little respite from it all. I know for myself, there’s nothing quite like a slow ride in the country to reset the psyche and recharge the batteries after a stressful day.