Taken on Feb 17, 2011 in Westhampton, MA
In December 2010, Cosmo took a new job. He asked his new bosses if it was OK to take a longer lunch and go for a bike ride. Here’s what he said:
“Despite the fact that last winter was a very different animal from what we’ve seen this year (note the depth of the snowbanks in the photo), last February 17 was sunny and unseasonably warm, so I made my first request to take a long lunch break and ride. My bosses approved and I snapped this photo about 16 miles in (there’s a GPS of the route here). It’s in Westhampton MA, just past the Northampton town line, and at the foot of a rather unpleasant climb.
“Since then, mid-day rides have been a fairly regular feature of my workday. For better or worse, this winter’s weather has been a lot more cooperative, and I did manage to celebrate the anniversary this afternoon (albeit taking a different route) — my third such escape this week.”