To New Brunswick

Submitted by Ben on Sun, 05/01/2005 - 17:30

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!