Thursday, July 17, 2008

Day After D-Day

Yesterday was Dentist Day. C. had a root canal, I had my teeth cleaned, but they put a antibiotic gel pack in my only "six" tooth. Now I can't eat anything crunchy or sticky for ten days. Puts a bit of a crimp in my Skippy crunchy peanut butter habit.

I didn't wake up till seven today, but went for a Dam Ride anyway to take advantage of the morning gloom.

Going down Swallow the other day I saw one of those radar speed signs. It occurred to me that it might make a pic, but I was quite passed it by then and did not care to ride back UP the very steep hill for another approach.

Today, exactly the same thing happened, except I DID climb back up the very steep hill for another approach.

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Yes, yes, it's flat here, but it's REALLY STEEP behind me!

And the rest of the ride was...I pedaled, no problems, climbed Jackson Drive in 2/2, took more pictures, none of which came out, which is kinda hard to do with digital, isn't it? One pic was a guy who zipped pass me on the Jackson Drive drip, all tucked in, with commuter bag all a-flappin'. What I got was, a shot of the curb. Shooting no hands, maybe not so good.

I got home, earled the chain, took photos of THAT. Way to many photos...

Slightly blurry this one is.

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It was very difficult to catch a drop falling. Not to mention focus on it! I fail!

Gamma adjusted and color mutilated.

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Doesn't this look just like the other one? What's with all that dirt?

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Nudged the gamma a bit for this one. Dirt, dirt! I am ashamed!

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I am increasingly annoyed with my Plews oiler. It leaks. And by leaks, I mean it seems to siphon the oil up. Maybe it it capillary action, I don't know. Anyway, it drips on the floor. I'm sure I've mentioned this before. I hate it. Here are a couple annoying pictures.

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Ewwww! Oily mess!

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Another twenty miles on the odometer for today, that make forty for the week.


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