Joan and Lloyd treated me to a generous brunch, so I didn't get out the door until 11:00.
The weather was good today, and the roads were nice, through some beautiful, pale green forests... it would have been great if I hadn't gotten three flat tires. Well, it was great anyway! I rode through Princeton, which was every bit as pretentious as one might expect. I stopped at a bike shop but the clerk was so rude to me I walked out, even though I really needed some tire patches!
I got a hotel in Edison, just past New Brunswick, and my friend Allen met me for dinner. Allen is in his tenth year as a Ph.D. student in molecular biology, studying the evolutionary history of cellular enzymes. I hadn't seen him in four years, but it turns out I'll see him again this August in Iowa!