The trees have disrobed, dropping their leaves to coat the ground. Next to these bare trees another tree, still bright green, clings to its summer garb.
I can relate: my long pants rest in the closet, waiting for freezing temperatures.
Have you embraced the change of seasons?
I’m starting to forget what the sun looks like in the morning.
Amazingly, biking 2,000 miles in a single year could be possible for me, though I hesitate to even mention it.
October was beautiful with autumn colors and pleasant weather. Sooner or later, the long wet will hit. Then we will see whether I continue to ride.
My October Bicycling Accomplishments
- I continued my streak of not commuting to work by car since sometime in May.
- I used my bike for transportation for destinations other than work (board meetings, lunch, hair cut), though not for my guitar lessons. My bike is not set up to haul an electric guitar and I’m not going to put it in a gig bag.
- I took long bike rides during lunch, even learning first hand why it’s better turn turn right at SW Cedar Hills Boulevard instead of continuing on up
|Distance||Time / Bike|
|349 miles||Biked in October 20131|
|1,725 miles||Biked in 20132|
|1,560 miles||Biked on Sage3|
Response to Government Moving to Ban the Word “Government.” Any legal filing that can justifiably conclude with this paragraph earns my humble admiration:
“WHEREFORE, Captain Justice, Guardian of the Realm and Leader of the Resistance, primarily asks that the Court deny the State’s1 motion, as lacking legal basis. Alternatively, the Citizen Accused moves for an order in limine modifying the speech code as aforementioned, and requiring any other euphemisms and feel-good terms as the Court finds appropriate.”
The whole response is short. Worth your quick read. :-)
Shouldn’t this be “the Government’s”? ↩
An early morning flight from HIO to MHR this morning yielded pre-dawn views of Mt. Shasta.
This morning was cold, probably our first day below freezing this fall. Even with long pants, helmet liner, full gloves, and jacket, the wind chill was inescapable. To stay warm, I slowed down and enjoyed the ride — and stopped and took pictures.
I’m looking forward to the change back to standard time. ‘Course, that doesn’t come for free: the ride home will be in the dark. I’m prepared for that, though. I just replaced the batteries in my bike lights. I have a reflective vest and reflective tape on my DIY bucket pannier.