The magical thing about a bike is that it can change your scenery in just a couple of minutes with very little effort. Taking short, unscripted bike rides around this half of Richmond has kept me from getting too stir crazy and too sick of the very limited places to sit in our house. I've also discovered some interesting and beautiful places just minutes from my house that I otherwise never would have stumbled on. The feeling of having gone somewhere has been so important over the last FIFTY FIVE days.