bike shorts - two pairs: check
bike shoes and jerseys, a raincoat
in case it rains.
some blouses and a skirt, a scarf
to wrap around my neck on a chilly evening.
yes, a toothbrush, etc
I'm starting to pack so early this time
having sorted laundry
having found my suitcase
and when the climbing gets tough
my left hand will reach for the electric assist
and I'll fly past my beloved,
waving as I go by
I will wait at the top of Alpe d'Huez,
glass of wine in one hand
cheese and bread in the other.