I haven’t ridden the Sutra outside since the Wednesday after the Trek (which I know I still have to write about) where I rode in to work. That was mid-September. Then the reunion-planning got into high gear and well, the riding, fell to the way-side. The good news is that now the reunion is behind me and it was a great success. Since not riding, I’m pretty sure I’ve gained some weight. This past week I put the bike on the trainer and rode it for 30 minutes. The Sutra was mad that I hadn’t lubed her chain and that I hadn’t ridden her outside in about a month. In this month, I have attempted a truce with gifts. I bought her two Knog Frog LED lights: one in Olive with a white LED and one in a yellow-orange with a red LED. I have mounted them yet they have yet to see the light of day. I also lubed the chain and made her saddle look like new by picking up a tin of Brooks Proofide and giving the saddle some love after the 3-days of rain from the Trek in Cape Cod. I have promised the Sutra that I will ride her in to work one day this week so that she can see the Fall foliage that is starting to come up. I am hoping then she won’t be mad at me anymore and may even forgive me.