Conversation: Two for the Road
But this day is peaceful, a rare one away from the bike. Pate uses maple syrup to sweeten his coffee. A bright morning has turned chilly and overcast, and snow is on the way. Inside, Jack Johnson croons from a set of speakers. Pate's russet-colored husky, Kojak, sleepily blinks his eyes -- one blue, one hazel -- from the dog bed in the living room. A stack of DVDs, mostly comedies, sits on the coffee table for future viewing.