The universe may have been trying to tell me not to ride my bike today. Before I left, I had to convince a fairly large spider to get off my front tire. I convinced it by wheeling my bike around. The spider wasn’t on the tire anymore, but I don’t know where it went. I didn’t crush it.
Worse than that, I saw a snake. It was slithering frantically off the bike path and into the tall grass, and I saw it at the last minute. I’m pretty sure I didn’t run over its tail, but I did shriek and nearly fall over and crash my bike. It was a small snake, but it freaked me out.
THEN, last but least scary, a dog charged me, growling and snapping. It was on a leash, and I was racing by, so I was probably in more danger from the spider that went missing, but still, I flinched.
It’s amazing I didn’t crash my bike today, actually.