As the 12 Days of Randonneurmas nears its finale, let’s forget the gear, clothing and other things randonneurs need that make good gifts but lack that, oh, the joyous spirit of the season.
Today TDR focuses on one of the best rewards of randonneuring. Sure, there are those obvious benefits of fitness and a finer appreciation of the outdoors. But I’m talking about the ability to indulge in sweets without worrying so much about the calories.
What better way to show your randonneur some love than with some extra-nice sweet treats this year? I’m a fan of the fancy cupcakes that have become trendy in the last few years, and we have a local company, Curbside Cupcakes, that sells their revolving menu of cupcakes in vans like the Popsicle trucks we chased as kids.
One can even burn off some calories riding to and from whatever location they’ve chosen, employing a little Cupcake Commuting, as MG has chronicled at her blog, Chasing Mailboxes.
There are also homemade cookies that don’t pack quite the calorie count and taste fantastic. We got a box from MG’s sister this week with her annual batch for us and I’m counting her generosity as yet another Randonneurmas miracle in our lives.
We’ve all toiled away at our work and other obligations this year. Now’s the time to bestow that unexpected little baked treat on your randonneur for a job well done.
Tomorrow: the most appreciated gift of all.