Here’s a shot from a little more than nine years ago. I thought I’d already posted this until I realized we took this family vacation the summer before I started this blog.
News in general doesn’t matter most of the time, and most people would be far better off if they spent their time consuming less news and more ideas that have more lasting import.
When I took this picture, I was thinking this was a big deal — 1,000 miles on Sage! Then I remembered that when I got Sage, I had a different bike computer, and put 75 miles on it before I broke it. So, counting the five miles I biked after this picture, Sage now has 1080 miles on her.1 That’s averaging 12 miles per day.
On my bike ride, I had another run at the 40 mph speed limit, and though I hit 38.4 mph, breaking my earlier record, the speed limit is still safe. And it’s likely to stay so. Obvious stupidity aside, I don’t have a death wish. I experienced a little front wheel wobble today and wouldn’t want to see what a little more speed would do to that.
Another day, another ride. And that’s a good thing! :-)
- 1080 miles / 90 days. ↩
Somewhere over Northern California.
Yesterday, as I crested the hill, I cranked to 20 mph,2 tucked, and coasted. At the Barnes Road signal, I checked my max speed: 37.2 mph. Close, but this ain’t horseshoes! :-(
For now, I’ll have to be content knowing I can speed3 in 20 mph school zones.
Okay, so I have a teal1 fingernail for ovarian cancer awareness month and to honor someone special. This morning I thought it was time to add a second coat, spiff it up a little for church so it would look real nice.
I painted on the second coat, all by myself,2 waited, put it under cold water. All is good … or so I thought.
At church I rubbed the nail,3 and a blob of the second coat came off and maybe a little of the first that was under it. It’s not supposed to do that! Keeping pretty nails is hard!
Clearly women have some secret knowledge here.4 Anyone care to share?
- Yes, I know the picture makes it look blue. It’s teal, I swear. ↩
- Ashley put on the first coat, but I had her do the right pinky so I could work on it myself later. ↩
- Shiny and smooth! ↩
- Maybe I need to think of this like painting a car: smooth, sand, primer, wait, sand, paint, wait, sand, top coat, buff… ↩
Beginning my third gallon of blood, I started a new donor card.
Woo hoo! I didn’t feel faint. Maybe this is my new normal.2
How can I encourage you to join me next time?
I love panniers. I just don’t like spending $100+ for a pair of ‘em. When Jamie showed up at Starbucks with a DIY pannier on his bike, I knew I had to do some research. Here’s what I found:
- From Kitty Litter to Luggage in 30 minutes. It doesn’t get any more basic than this. Or cheaper.
- Building Better Bucket Panniers. Probably the Instructable on building bucket panniers. Start here.
- Black Bucket Panniers. So you don’t want white buckets.
- Jandd Heavy J-Hook Stainless w/ Protector. Or you can make your own from an angle bracket and an old inner tube.
- Jandd Bucket Kit. Everything you need except the bucket. Or the cooler. What an awesome idea. We could have used a “brewskinier” on our family bike rides a few weeks back.
Looks like I’ll be making more than one of these. :-)