Well, the sweet thing between the Cyclist and I has finally been put to rest. I feel simultaneously profoundly sad and lighter all at the same time. Sad, because he became my BFF, in a way, over this past year and a half, but lighter because, well, it's not enough for me anymore to have half of someone. I want something real again. He treated me wonderfully in any case, though, and likely the "staunchly in each other's court" friendship aspect will remain even if I can't see him right now. Stellar guy, that Cyclist.
(Sent from my phone)