Wednesday, August 13, 2008

More Commute, and that's good

Date: August 13 Wed
Weather: 85F, sunny
Mileage: 16.5
August mileage: 125
Year to date: 1552

More banal, very pleasant commuting today. I had some systematic/systemic/system distress in the middle of the night, so I'm sort of surprised I woke up to ride, but I did. In fact, I felt pretty good this morning. I was out the door quicker than expected and did the Cherokee route. Climbing dog hill- my "insight" spot you know- I was greeted with the thin wispy pink yellows of dawn rising just over the fog-shrouded park. It was great and I wish I had had a camera. I might have to get another cheap pencam at some point (the other one fell and has never focused well since).

I sort of goofed up the afternoon. I was supposed to get home promptly and take 'L' to get a pic made, but in the maelstrom of work and principal revolt I forgot. I ran across 'Lance' and 'Sheryl' and rode home with them for the first time in a long while. It was all obnoxious shop talk, esp. with 'Sheryl' who either enjoys bitching about work or talking about her muscles. At least 'Lance' branches out into paddling- about which he is passionate- or his many home improvement projects. We ended up ditching 'Sheryl' at Highland Ave. and 'Lance' and I went in to Cherokee for a bit. He's just getting his cycling fitness back, so it as nice to be the stronger one for a change. I suspect if the calendar allows we'll do the long Riverwalk loop several times this fall. Peace to all beings, especially my pissed off coworkers. Some need more peace than others.

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