Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Little Oot And Aboot

It's pretty cool and overcast so I went for a little bike ride (7.14) miles on Jamis this morning, up to Fletcher Hills and back.  Nothing much of consequence occurred, looked for some geocaches but did not find them, checked my Costco and Drive-In caches, they look OK, although the Costco one is gonna need some new camo soon.  I check on the other guy's cache at Sharp, the one he replaced the other day.  Didn't find it at first, as he moved it to another spot.  Sneaky!  Do I get credit for a new find since it is moved?  No, I do not.

The odometer today was at 12,610 miles at the end of the ride.  Just for the record.

Here's a link to the short'n'crummy little loco movie I uploaded to YouTube to show someone what I am spending my riches on.  If you are following the other blog (And you really should, you know!) you may have already seen this.

That is all I have for today!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


I rode EXACTLY ten miles round trip this morning, over to work, but not to work.  Did not get into any altercations with automobiles or their diverse drivers.

I do not believe I have anything else to report.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Morning

I rode up to do my labs this morning, since I didn't have to fast, but it turned out that apparently SOME of the labs required fasting, so I guess I'll have to fast and come back another day to do the rest of them.  But I have an email in to the doctor who will, I am full of hope, clarify everything for me.

I just remembered I have a bike in the shoppe, and I haven't heard from them.  I better call them.  Bye!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sat Morn

Ten point four mile bike ride up to Fletcher Hills and back.  Which I am sure does not make up for sitting in the computer chair ALL DAY (nearly) yesterday.  Check on the pine tree cache, it is ok, the landscapers I saw Thursday did not disturb it.  I used the new blinky lights most of the time because the sky was like all overcast, man.

The slightly rotated thumb shifter is slightly easier to shift, but it is still pretty awful.  I think I shall have to go to a friction shifter.  Who needs indexing, anyway?


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Short Sunday

The weather is cloudy in the morning, and it is not too warm yet, but the humidity is not low.  A big warm-up is coming in the next few days, it may hit the "triple digits" in the inland valleys.  Which means the mid-to-high 90s here. Fahrenheit. Which I can NOT spell, for the life of me.

I went for a ten mile bicycle ride this morning, around the High Gross Mont and back.  Absolutely nothing of interest to report, except that the aroma of baking from the Flower Power Cakery was very enticing.  Too bad they are not open on Sunday.

My blood sugar tests were very satisfactory today, I don't know what was up with yesterday.

The incredibly irksome thumb shifter for the front derailleur is ready to be subject to an act of violence.  It takes TWO hands to push the lever.  It shifts fine, it just seems to be fighting the spring.  The trigger function works fine. And the thumb shifter for the rear derailleur is perfectly no problem.


Friday, July 04, 2014

The 4th Of July

I went for a ten mile bike ride, to work of all places.  It is still there. Closed, of course, it is summertime! Big construction fence around it, cement all torn up.

Part of the course was a mile along the lake.  Big signs remind cyclists not to go over ten miles an hour. It's the law!  And I agree, there are WAY too many pedestrians on the rode.  And on the other hand, it's irritating, too.

Odometer reading today is:  12,547 miles

I remember when I had more miles on the bike than the vehicle, now the vehicle has about twice as many miles.  But they are both almost ten years old.  Time flies!

Speaking of, mailed in the vehicle registration fee for next year.  I am so proud. Someone remind me to stick the sticker on the vehicle when it comes!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Ten Mile Saturday

I got up early (after waking up at 4 AM, finding that I fell asleep without turning off the light, drinking my tea, and brushing my teeth last night.) and went for a bike ride to various geocaches in the area.  I didn't find one in a rosemary bush, then I headed over to Lemon Grove to find the final and sign the log for a multi-cache I did back in September, but never completed.  Did that, then rode down Massachusetts to one I didn't find, then further along to one that I didn't find before, but I found this time. W00t, says I!  Then I headed across L.G. to one I thought I would have trouble with, but it was actually very easy.  I was coming down University when it suddenly went down to one lane.

A few seconds before this there were three SUVs in the bike lane, it would have been a great pic!

Is there a law about cyclists taking pictures while riding?

I think there is a parade today, the Helix High band is assembling!

After an enjoyable ride so far, with lovely courtesy from many vehicle drivers, I get this PERSON who decides to go straight from right turn lane, which caused me to yell many sarcastic epithets, but oddly enough I don't think I invoked any profanity.

I am the blue, they are the red.  The lane is quite clearly marked as a right turn only. Yes, the go-straight lane gets a choice of lanes on the other side of the street. It is not a fabulous arrangement.

Eventually I got home OK, and now I can rest!

The RunKeeper app says I did 10.05 miles in 1:35:24 at a Fastest Average Pace of 9.29 mph and burned 1,235 calories, although I must admit I didn't notice it was on "Run" and not "Cycling"...  The bike odometer says a little more. Close enough, says I!

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