We're always glad to read about your journey, & meet your friends & acquaintances through your posts. The day after you left on your vacation, I had to ride a quick 400-mile-day to & fro New York City to attend a funeral. The roads in the City are so bumpy that I found the rear wheel literally flying off the road & into the air while riding with the cars & traffic at a mere 30 mph. Now I know; when the stock market is down, it's suspension & brake repair that keeps New York City's economy going! Hope you're enjoying your children. They grow up quickly. I dislike that, because it tells me that I'm growing up too, & I have fewer riding years left. But that's why you are riding now, & pursuing the pleasures that accrue. We've had the usual cold mornings & warm days here. So it'll be cool in these parts, when you return. Till then, your colleagues inquire after your welfare, & wish you well. Ashoke.