Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Ridin' n Eatin' report (for Monday)

Ridin': Oddest commuting ride so far - full of strange challenges!

Mileage: 4.5 miles total. Pathetic.

Challenge #1: I went through the park on the way to work like I usually do. As I turned down the long road to exit the park, there was a big, golden furry mass in the middle of the road. I thought it was the park's 'resident' homeless guy taking a nap but as I got a little closer, I realized it was a dog.

Then I realized two wolf-like dogs were circling the fluffy big dog, protecting it. I decided not to get close. I called the SPCA when I got to work. My only other route out of the park was a long, steep hill.

Challenge #2: While on a major hill, I heard a ping... ping, ping,ping. A few seconds later, the ole brain kicked in: Where's my Halt!? I was obviously having a case of slow morning brain. Connect the dots would have been a challenge at that hour.

I turned around and noticed my Halt! (pepper spray) had come to a rest in the middle of the road way below me. In other words, I was on another steep hill. I turned around, rode back down the hill to get the cannister before it was squished by a car.

Going home: I am glad I worked extra hard on the way to work because I didn't get to ride home. I just couldn't seem to wrap up stuff at work and by the time I was finished, it was way late, way stormy and way dark and I don't have a light.

Eatin': I had a danish at work. Not good. I also had a freeze dried (healthy) soup and some rice and beans for dinner.

P.S. This report is from yesterday because I didn't get to ride today. There were high wind warnings and it was supposed to pour all day and I have to go to a dinner far away tonight, so no time to shower, etc.

P.P.S. I know I never pulled through on the whole blog en Francais idea, and I'm sorry about that. Well I'm not sorry to you, dear reader (1), I'm sorry to myself about that because I'd really like to start re-learning French. I do, however, think I can pull through on the ridin' and eatin' report thing.


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