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Fawning season

Adobe stopped cold outside the kitchen side door. Normally, she pulls hard to get to the mulch bed for her morning ablutions. She lowered her head. Steven followed the line from Adobe’s nose. Tucked behind the hose reel box was a new fawn.

We live in deer country. There’s the morning commute, when the herd walks the streets grousing for breakfast. And the evening commute, looking for dinner. The herd sometimes runs through for lunch.

Apparently, the doe considers you a safe place to park her fawn if she leaves the fawn by itself at your house.

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Biking the Circuit of the Americas racetrack

COTA opened up the Formula 1 track to bicyclists!

A small sample of the Schwab team.

Jacquela and Steven rode with Team Schwab — 20+ people.

Several hundred bikers turned laps.

The hill at turn 1 coming off the Pit/Grandstand straight is 144 feet and it feels nearly straight up. Jacquela made it. Steven did it twice.

Steven’s third ride of the year. Jacquela’s first. Still breathing heavy the next morning.

Unique. Extraordinary.

And COTA is apparently doing this every Tuesday evening for several weeks!

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Birthday boy

Jacquela wants Steven to ride more. So, for his birthday, she gifted him this computer — mapping, route guides, heartbeat monitoring, cadence monitoring, and a lot more.

Personal observation — I am the oldest living male Leon. The generations before me are gone. The generation behind me is beginning to marry, or, in the case of Jadin, the youngest of her generation, navigating through high school. It is odd to be this old, to be not that old, to be me. Give me a sunny day and a bicycle to pedal. Namaste.

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