Three days away from my bike and I was itching to get on there and ride, heat advisory be damned. After getting some writing and researching done in the morning I hopped on the Surly and headed to campus for a quick trip to the library. Pedal, pedal, pedal, why is it so relaxing to ride a bicycle? I don’t know, but it just is, and it was good to be alone and on the bike again. (Though not everyone likes to bike solo–check out my good blog friend’s recent post about his new tandem design!) After a ride down to the Quarter I headed home through the CBD along N. Peters. I snapped this picture as I was crossing Canal. That convenience store is New Orleans tourism in a nutshell, selling liquor to go, our local praline candies, souvenirs, t-shirts, and PAIN AND COLD MEDICINE. I suppose after a long night of drinks-to-go and t-shirt swapping, that’s what you’re going to need. Me? I needed the frozen yogurt that will soon be swirling across the street from here. For today, it was enough to ride the rest of the way home for some serious rehydration.